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Recommended books for Yuletide 2015!

The best of 2015 - over three hundred of our top recommendations for seasonal gifts!

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Northern ReSisters: Conversations with Radical Women - by Bernadette Hyland - £5.95
Bernadette Hyland interviews nine women from the North of England (including our own Mandy!) who have been active in some of the most important political campaigns of the last forty years, including trade unionism, Women's Liberation, anti-racism, th ... more

The Wren Boys - by Carol Ann Duffy - £6.99
Following Dorothy Wordsworth's Christmas Birthday, The Christmas Truce and Another Night Before Christmas, Carol Ann Duffy continues her annual tradition of writing a delightful and original Christmas poem. This festive poem is about the Wren Boys of ... more

A Brief History of Seven Killings - by Marlon James - £8.99

Honourable Friends? Parliament and the Fight for Change - by Caroline Lucas - £9.99
Caroline Lucas is an outsider, inside, fighting for parliamentary reform and for the interests of her constituents. She is a politician with a radical mission and a clear vision of how change can be achieved.  From the NHS to corporate tax evasion, f ... more

Outsider in the White House - by Bernie Sanders, with Huck Gutman - £9.99
The political autobiography of the insurgent presidential candidate.  Bernie Sanders’s campaign for the presidency of the United States has galvanized people all over the country, putting economic, racial, and social justice into the spotlight, ... more

Brunt Boggart: A Tapestry of Tales - by David Greygoose - £8.99
Brunt Boggart is a tapestry of folktales, myths and storytelling. The connecting thread follows Greychild, abandoned in the woods by his mother. Mistaken for a wolf, he is taken to Brunt Boggart, a village of primal energies where people live close t ... more

Women in Dark Times - by Jacqueline Rose - £9.99
Jacqueline Rose's new book begins with three remarkable women: revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg; German–Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon, persecuted by family tragedy and Nazism; film icon and consummate performer Marilyn Monroe.   Together t ... more

Rebel Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London's Radical History - by David Rosenberg - £9.99
The radical response to conservative heritage tours and banal day-tripper guides, Rebel Footprints brings to life the history of social movements in the capital. Transporting readers from well-known landmarks to history-making hidden corners, David R ... more

100 Acts of Minor Dissent - by Mark Thomas - £9.99
Comedian Mark Thomas has been campaigning for over nearly three decades. He has remained uniquely relevant and agitated where others have mellowed and capitulated.  One Hundred Acts of Minor Dissent is the brilliantly funny account of a year spe ... more

Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat - by Philip Lymbery - £9.99
Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating – as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. We are reachi ... more

H is for Hawk - by Helen Macdonald - £8.99
'In real life, goshawks resemble sparrowhawks the way leopards resemble housecats. Bigger, yes. But bulkier, bloodier, deadlier, scarier, and much, much harder to see. Birds of deep woodland, not gardens, they're the birdwatchers' dark grail.'  ... more

The Teenager Who Came to Tea: A Parody - by Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd, illustrated by Gillian Johnson - £9.99
But the teenager didn't take just one Pringle. He took a selfie of himself pouring a whole tube of them into his mouth, before sending it to his best mate, along with the letters LOL!   The bestselling authors of We're Going on a Bar Hunt and ... more

Empathy: Why it Matters, and How to Get It - by Roman Krznaric - £8.99
Influential popular philosopher Roman Krznaric argues our brains are wired for social connection: empathy is at the heart of who we are. It's an essential, transforming quality we must develop for the 21st Century.   Through encounters with ac ... more

One Year Wiser: 365 Illustrated Meditations - by Mike Medaglia - £12.99
In One Year Wiser, the wisdom of the world's great thinkers is brought to life in the beautiful hand-drawn illustrations of Huffington Post blogger and Zen Buddhist practitioner Mike Medaglia.   From Rumi to Roosevelt, the Buddha to Martin Luther ... more

From a Rock to a Hard Place: Memories of the 1984/85 Miner's Strike - by Beverley Trounce - £12.99
By the end of the notorious 1984/85 miners’ strike many wanted to forget their painful experiences. Thirty years on people are ready to look back and talk about what happened in England during this defining moment of industrial action.  Beverley ... more

Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg - by Kate Evans, edited by Paul Buhle - £12.99
A graphic novel of the dramatic life and death of German revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg.  A giant of the political left, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the foremost minds in the canon of revolutionary socialist thought. But she was much more than just ... more

Lobster is the Best Medicine: A Collection of Comics About Friendship - by Liz Climo - £9.99
Fans have fallen in love with Liz Climo’s charmingly quirky animal kingdom, which was first featured in The Little World of Liz Climo — a place where porcupines, anteaters, and grizzly bears all grapple with everyday life with wit and humor.   ... more

Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis - by Theodoros Chiotis - £10.99
"the gouged marble, the graffiti scrawls, the statue standing like something outraged remind you, you who yearned to live beyond this, that hope marked you too."(From 'This City', by Adrianne Kalfopoulou) Futures features some of the most darin ... more

The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China - by David Eimer - £8.99
Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shanghai, China's borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. For many of these restive minorities, the old Chinese adage 'the mountains are high and the Empero ... more

The Heart Goes Last - by Margaret Atwood - £18.99
Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of economic and social collapse. Living in their car, surviving on tips from Charmaine's job at a dive bar, they're increasingly vulnerable to roving gangs, and in a rather de ... more

Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored - by John Lydon - £9.99
John Lydon has secured prime position as one of the most recognizable icons in the annals of music history. As Johnny Rotten, he was the lead singer of the Sex Pistols - the world's most notorious band, who shot to fame in the mid-1970s with singles ... more

Plotted: A Literary Atlas - by Andrew DeGraff - £16.99
This incredibly wide-ranging collection of maps — all inspired by literary classics — offers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds.   Andrew DeGraff’s stunningly detailed artwork takes readers deep into the landscape ... more

WTF: Why Parents Should Never Text - by Anon - £5.99
When parents get hold of a mobile phone for the first time, the results can be hilarious. Now, in WTF: Why Parents Should Never Text, the extent of their unbelievable lack of street cred is fully exposed.  This laugh-out-loud collection will mak ... more

Class War Conservatism: And Other Essays - by Ralph Miliband, with an introduction by Tariq Ali - £12.99
Essential writings from a leading British socialist thinker.  When, in 2013, the Daily Mail labeled Ralph Miliband “The Man Who Hated Britain,” a diverse host rallied to his defense. Those who had worked with him – from both left and right – pr ... more

Poetry Please: Love Poems - by Various poets - £9.99
'What will survive of us is love.'   In this new anthology poets from across the ages lead us on a journey of love in its many forms. From Shakespeare to Rossetti, Keats to Auden, Byron to Browning an beyond, as well as a host of contemporary ... more

Alice's Puzzles in Wonderland - by Richard Wolfrik Galland - £7.99
Take a trip down the rabbit hole into a wondrous world of riddles and enigmas. In this fabulous collection you will discover a host of challenging puzzles, some will be familiar, while others are curiouser... and curiouser. ... more

Happy (Mini Edition): Secrets to Happiness from the Cultures of the World - by Lonely Planet - £4.99
HAPPINESS. One word, nine letters, roughly seven billion definitions, one for each person on the planet.  Share in the planet's lessons on youth, old age, love, death, work and family. This Lonely Planet title features fascinating insights into ... more

Calm (Mini Edition): Secrets to Serenity from the Cultures of the World - by Lonely Planet - £4.99
All around the world people find ways to contend with the stresses of daily life. Here are fifty of these calming cultural secrets as well as methods for applying them at home.  When you need to keep your cool...  Learn to laugh down your ... more

Amnesia - by Peter Carey - £8.99
When Gaby Bailleux released the Angel Worm into Australia's prison system, allowing hundreds of asylum seekers to walk free, she also let the cat out of the bag. The Americans ran the prisons, like so many parts of her country, and so the doors of so ... more

Social Class in the 21st Century - by Mike Savage - £10.99
A fresh take on social class from the experts behind the BBC's 'Great British Class Survey'.  Why does social class matter more than ever in Britain today? How has the meaning of class changed? What does this mean for social mobility and in ... more

Eureka! Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Ancient Greeks But Were Afraid to Ask - by Peter Jones - £9.99
The ancient Greeks gave us our alphabet and much of our scientific, medical and cultural language; they invented democracy, atomic theory, and the rules of logic and geometry; laid the foundations of philosophy, history, tragedy and comedy; and debat ... more

The Paying Guests - by Sarah Waters - £8.99
The extraordinary bestselling author, who wrote three astonishing Victorian novels before moving to the 1940s with The Night Watch and The Little Stranger, now turns to the 1920s.  It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, th ... more

Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013 - by Noam Chomsky - £8.99
In this collection of essays from 1969-2013, many in book form for the first time, Noam Chomsky exposes the real nature of state power. With unrelenting logic, he holds the arguments of empire up to critical examination and shatters the myths of thos ... more

The Book of Memory - by Petina Gappah - £14.99
The story you have asked me to tell begins not with the ignominious ugliness of Lloyd's death but on a long-ago day in April when the sun seared my blistered face and I was nine years old and my father and mother sold me to a strange man. I say my fa ... more

The Kurds of Syria: Political Parties and Identity in the Middle East - by Harriet Allsopp - £14.99
In September 2014, the Kurdish Syrian city of Kobane was subjected to a massive attack by fighters of the movement Islamic State (IS). As a result, the plight of the Kurds of Syria became known around the world. Less well-known, however, is their str ... more

Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales - by Margaret Atwood - £9.99
A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy.  A recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband. An elderly lady with Charles Bonnet syndrome ... more

The Best British Short Stories 2015 - by Nicholas Royle (Editor) - £9.99
“Hilary Mantel and Helen Simpson feature in the nation’s favourite annual guide to the short story, now in its fifth year...”   Best British Short Stories invites you to judge a book by its cover – or more accurately, by its title. This new se ... more

The Strength to Say No: One Girl's Fight Against Forced Marriage - by Rekha Kalindi with Mouhssine Ennaimi - £10.99
An inspiring true-life story that will resonate among those who decry the oppression of women, Rekha Kalindi’s book has been a publishing sensation in France and is now published in English for the first time. Kalindi’s story and her advocacy of the ... more

Falling into the Fire: A Psychiatrist's Encounters with the Mind in Crisis - by Christine Montross - £8.99
A woman habitually commits self-injury, ingesting light bulbs, a box of nails, zippers and a steak knife. A new mother is admitted with incessant visions of harming her child. A recent graduate, dressed in a tunic and declaring that love emanates fro ... more

Long Time No See - by Hannah Lowe - £9.99
Hannah Lowe's father "Chick", a half-Chinese, half-black Jamaican immigrant, worked long hours at night to support his family - except Chick was no ordinary working man. A legendary gambler, he would vanish into the shadows of East London to win at c ... more

The Gardens of the British Working Class - by Margaret Willes - £13.99
This magnificently illustrated people’s history celebrates the extraordinary feats of cultivation by the working class in Britain, even if the land they toiled, planted, and loved was not their own.   Spanning more than four centuries, from t ... more

Life in Strangeways: From Riots to Redemption, My Thirty-Two Years Behind Bars - by Alan Lord and Anita Armstrong - £7.99
A key player in the worst prison riot in British history at Strangeways Prison in April 1990, Alan Lord was always in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was drawn to trouble like water to a sponge. After experiencing a troubled childhood during wh ... more

F in Exams Joke Book: The Best (and Worst) Jokes and Test Paper Blunders - by Richard Benson - £5.99
Getting up at the crack of dawn, wearing school uniform, squabbles in the schoolyard, endless homework... those were the best days of your life!  It’s time to relive them with this new collection of side-splitting jokes and ridiculous exam answe ... more

10:04 - by Ben Lerner - £7.99
In the past year, the narrator of 10:04 has enjoyed unexpected literary success, been diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition, and been asked by his best friend to help her conceive a child. Now, in a New York of increasingly frequent supe ... more

Sons + Fathers: An Anthology of Words and Images - by Kathy Gilfillan (Editor), with an Introduction by Colm Toibin - £14.99
Sons + Fathers brings together a remarkable array of politicians and world leaders, writers and musicians, cultural icons and actors in this collection dedicated to fathers. A moving, fascinating and often funny collection of portraits, this antholog ... more

Visual Impact: Creative Dissent in the 21st Century - by Liz McQuiston - £24.95
An accessible and richly illustrated exploration of how art and design have driven major social and political change in the 21st century.   Features the work of over 200 artists, from the famous such as Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey, to the an ... more

How to Speak Money - by John Lanchester - £9.99
Money is our global language. Yet so few of us can speak it. The language of the economic elite can be complex, jargon-filled and completely baffling. Above all, the language of money is the language of power - power in the hands of the same economic ... more

Syriza: Inside the Labyrinth - by Kevin Ovenden - £12.99
The world’s eyes are on Greece. Elected in January 2015 under the leadership of Alexis Tsipras, the radical Syriza party sought to challenge the European economic status-quo and secure a better future for the Greek people. The fierce confrontation wi ... more

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past - by Jennifer Teege and Nikola Sellmair - £8.99
An international bestseller, this is the extraordinary and moving memoir of a woman who learns that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the brutal Nazi commandant depicted in Schindler's List.   When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, happ ... more

Etta and Otto and Russell and James - by Emma Hooper - £7.99
I've gone. I've never seen the water, so I've gone there. I will try to remember to come back.   Etta's greatest unfulfilled wish, living in the rolling farmland of Saskatchewan, is to see the sea. And so, at the age of eighty-two she gets up very ... more

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous - by Gabriella Coleman - £9.99
Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the Huffington Post says “knows all of Anonymous’ deepest, darkest secrets.”   Half a dozen yea ... more

Britain's Best Political Cartoons: 2015 - by Tim Benson (Editor) - £12.99
Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2015 is a compelling, razor-sharp and frequently hilarious collection of almost 200 of the year's most acerbic and insightful political cartoons.   All the highs and lows of the past year are covered: from ma ... more

Uncommon Ground: A Word-Lover's Guide to the British Landscape - by Dominick Tyler - £16.99
This book offers an enchanting visual glossary of the British landscape: photographs and stories which take the reader from the waterlogged fens to the white sands of the Western Isles. 'Out...over the hill and then down the dip and through some lump ... more

Beating Berlusconi! - by John Graham Davies - £7.99
Despite threats from his wife, in May 2005 Kenny Noonan travels to Istanbul to watch Liverpool play AC Milan in the Champions League Final. He carries the scars of thirty years as a football fan and a Liverpudlian: the 1981 riots, the Thatcher years, ... more

A Literary Christmas: An Anthology - by Various authors - £10.00
For as long as Christmas has been celebrated, poets and writers have sought to explore every aspect of it, whether the story of the Nativity or the festive traditions that have grown up over the centuries. A Literary Christmas is a seasonal anthology ... more

Economics After Capitalism: A Guide to the Ruins and a Road to the Future - by Derek Wall - £14.99
‘There is no alternative’ has been the unofficial mantra of the neoliberal order since its utterance by Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s. As Derek Wall argues in Economics After Capitalism, there is in fact an alternative to our crisis-ridden, austerit ... more

The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies - by Susan Elderkin and Ella Berthoud - £9.99
Are you weary in Brain and Body? Do you desire a Positive Cure for your Pessimism? Do you require Brontë to re-boot your Broken Heart? Do you despair of your Nose? Can Fielding open your Flood Gates? Or Pynchon purge your Paranoia? May we administer ... more

The Sandman: Overture - by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by JH Williams III - £18.99
Twenty-five years since The Sandman first changed the landscape of modern comics, Neil Gaiman's legendary series is back in a deluxe hardcover edition!   The Sandman: Overture heralds New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman's return to ... more

Nature's Architect: The Beaver's Return to Our Wild Landscapes - by Jim Crumley - £12.99
Hundreds of years after their extinction in these isles, beavers are back in Britain. These highly skilled engineers of the natural world have been reintroduced at several sites across the UK and, even as they become established, are already having a ... more

Blueprint for Revolution - by Srdja Popovic - £9.99
how to use rice pudding, Lego men, and other non-violent techniques to galvanise communities, overthrow dictators, or simply change the world  How do ordinary people become revolutionaries?  In 2000, too-cool-to-care Belgrade rock kid ... more

Lady Screever - Alice Colman: The World's First Female Pavement Artist - by Philip Battle - £12.99
Lady Screever is the story of Alice Coleman, the world's first female pavement artist. At the end of the 19th century, Alice endured inclement weather, overzealous policing, sexism, physical threats and marriage proposals to support her family by ill ... more

Dead Funny: Encore - by Johnny Mains and Robin Ince (Editors) - £8.99
What happens when mirth turns to murder? When the screams are not from joy, but flesh-ripping pain? Dead Funny: Encore is the second helping of monstrous tales from the brightest lights in UK comedy.   Award winners Robin Ince and Johnny Mains ... more

A Place Called Winter - by Patrick Gale - £7.99
Picked for the BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Book Club   To find yourself, sometimes you must lose everything.   A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, ... more

The Establishment: And How They Get Away with it - by Owen Jones - £9.99
In The Establishment Owen Jones, author of the international bestseller Chavs, offers a biting critique of the British Establishment and a passionate plea for democracy. Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network of people who wi ... more

Season of the Rainbirds - by Nadeem Aslam - £8.99
The highly acclaimed and Betty Trask Award winning debut from the author of Maps for Lost Lovers.   A sack of letters lost in a train crash nineteen years previously has mysteriously reappeared, and the inhabitants of a small town in Pakistan ... more

Sculptor's Daughter: A Childhood Memoir - by Tove Jansson - £8.99
Tove Jansson’s first book for adults drew on her childhood memories to capture afresh the enchantments and fears of growing up in Helsinki in the 1910s and 20s.  Described as both a memoir and ‘a book of superb stories’ by Ali Smith, Jansson’s s ... more

Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art - by Carlo McCormick, Marc & Sara Schiller and Ethel Seno - £17.99
Follow the story of street art, from local origins to global phenomenon of urban reclamation. This comprehensive survey features an exclusive preface by Banksy.  Made in collaboration with featured artists, the book examines the rise and global ... more

Tales from Concrete Jungles: Urban Birding Around the World - by David Lindo - £14.99
Born and raised in London, David Lindo's passionate interest in the natural world, especially birds, began at an early age. His thriving curiosity opened a door for him into an unexplored world of urban birding. Years later he decided to champion the ... more

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History - by Elizabeth Kolbert - £8.99
Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions of life on earth.   Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that ... more

Arguments Yard: Thirty Five Years of Ranting Verse and Thrash Mandola - by Attila the Stockbroker - £14.99
Launched into public consciousness by John Peel in the early 1980s, poet, musician, journalist and political activist Attila the Stockbroker has since spent thirty five years touring the world as a self-sustaining, one man DIY cottage industry. Havin ... more

Station Eleven - by Emily St. John Mandel - £9.99
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 every ... more

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 28 - by Gardner Dozois (Editor) - £12.99
An annual institution - the year's best science fiction short stories and novellas.  For decades now Gardner Dozois has been presenting his annual selection of the very best of recently published SF stories, both by outstanding up-and-coming wr ... more

A Socialist History of the French Revolution - by Jean Jaurès - £25.00
"Every revolutionary party, every oppressed people, every oppressed working class can claim Jaurès, his memory, his example, and his person, for our own"(Leon Trotsky) Jean Jaurès was the celebrated French Socialist Party leader, assassinated in 1 ... more

Dip: Wild Swims from the Borderlands - by Andrew Fusek Peters - £12.99
In Dip, Andrew Fusek Peters describes an extraordinary year of wild swimming. He leads us to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and hidden pools, into untamed landscapes that have the potential to surprise and move us in unexpected ways. Following in the wake ... more

Travelling to Work: Diaries 1988-1998 - by Michael Palin - £12.99
The third volume of Michael Palin's celebrated diaries.   Travelling to Work is a roller-coaster ride driven by the Palin hallmarks of curiosity and sense of adventure. Michael was not the BBC's first choice for the travel series Around the World i ... more

The Way Out Is In: The Zen Calligraphy of Thich Nhat Hanh - by Thich Nhat Hanh - £9.95
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is best known as a prolific author, poet, teacher, scholar and peace activist. Yet he is also a master calligrapher, distilling ancient Buddhist teachings into simple phrases that resonate with our modern times, capturing a ... more

Austerity Bites: A Journey to the Sharp End of Cuts in the UK - by Mary O'Hara - £9.99
After coming to power in May 2010, the Coalition government in the United Kingdom embarked on a drastic programme of cuts to public spending and introduced a raft of austerity measures that had profoundly damaging effects on much of the population. T ... more

What's Your Granby Story? - by Various authors - £2.99
"These memories of Granby Street chronicle the passion and importance of Liverpool's diverse cultural heritage. From stories of poverty, hardship, displacement and isolation, to those of entrepreneurialism, settlement and community, the overall tone ... more

Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism - by Slavoj Zizek - £10.99
In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj Zizek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how by drawing on the ideas of communism, we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism.  There is obviously trouble in the global capitalist ... more

The Magic and Mystery of Birds: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human - by Noah Strycker - £12.00
Why do birds do what they do, and how do they offer a glimpse into the nature of humanity?  From the life-long relationships of the albatross, the remarkable memory of the nutcracker and other avian mysteries Noah Strycker illuminates the startlin ... more

Philosophy for Militants - by Alain Badiou, translated by Bruno Bosteels - £5.99
A philosophical guidebook for the struggles to come.  An urgent and provocative account of the modern “militant,” a transformative figure at the front line of emancipatory politics. Around the world, recent events have seen the creation of a ra ... more

Popular Protest in Palestine: The Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance - by Marwan Darweish and Andrew Rigby - £16.99
Popular Protest in Palestine provides an overview and analysis of the role and significance of unarmed civil (popular) resistance in the Palestinian national movement. The main focus is on the contemporary popular resistance movement in the Occupied ... more

I Think I Can See Where You're Going Wrong: And Other Wise and Witty Comments from Guardian Readers - by Marc Burrows - £7.99
The Guardian publishes over forty thousand reader comments a day below the line. This is a miscellany of the best and most baffling thoughts from their witty, well-meaning readers.   In the book,Guardian readers ponder the big questions ('Am ... more

Spill Simmer Falter Wither - by Sara Baume - £7.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD 2015   You find me on a Tuesday, on my Tuesday trip to town. A note sellotaped to the inside of the jumble-shop window: COMPASSIONATE & TOLERANT OWNER. A PERSON WITHOUT OTHER PETS & WITHOUT CHILDREN ... more

Blacklisted: The Secret War Between Big Business and Union Activists - by Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlain - £9.99
Blacklisted tells the controversial story of the illegal strategies that transnational construction companies resorted to in their attempt to keep union activists away from their places of work. This is a story of a bitter struggle, in which collusio ... more

Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary - by Anita Anand - £14.99
In 1876 Sophia Duleep Singh was born into royalty. Her father, Maharajah Duleep Singh, was heir to the Kingdom of the Sikhs, a realm that stretched from the lush Kashmir Valley to the craggy foothills of the Khyber Pass and included the mighty cities ... more

Modernity Britain 1957-1962 - by David Kynaston - £14.99
David Kynaston's history of post-war Britain has so far taken us from the radically reforming Labour governments of the late 1940s in Austerity Britain and through the growing prosperity of Family Britain's more placid 1950s. Now Modernity Britain 19 ... more

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - by Yuval Noah Harari - £8.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us.   We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. W ... more

The Little Book of Wonder Woman - by Paul Levitz - £6.99
Debuting in All Star Comics No. 8 in December 1941, the warrior Amazon Princess is a feminist icon whose strength is equaled by her empathy and compassion.  Appearing in comic books, newspaper strips, and TV shows for almost 75 years, Wonder ... more

Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism - by David Harvey - £9.99
Following on from The Enigma of Capital, the world's leading Marxist thinker explores the hidden workings of capital and reveals the forces that will lead inexorably to the demise of our system.   You thought capitalism was permanent? Think again. ... more

Everyday Sexism - by Laura Bates - £10.00
Women are standing up and #shoutingback. In a culture that's driven by social media, for the first time women are using this online space (@EverydaySexism to come together, share their stories and encourage a new generation to ... more

Out of the Woods: The Armchair Guide to Trees - by Will Cohu, illustrated by Mungo McCosh - £8.99
Out of the Woods is an affectionate, convivial guide to Britain’s 50 commonest trees, in which Will Cohu takes you on a revelatory journey – from the wildest woodland to municipal carpark, via field hedgerow and orchard garden.  Stunningly il ... more

The Moor: A Journey into the English Wilderness - by William Atkins - £9.99
In this deeply personal journey across our nation's most forbidding and most mysterious terrain, William Atkins takes the reader from south to north, in search of the heart of this elusive landscape. His account is both travelogue and natural history ... more

I Never Knew That About the Scottish - by Christopher Winn - £8.99
In this captivating book bestselling author Christopher Winn turns his attention to the Scottish people, taking us on an eye-opening journey around their homeland, discovering en route the intriguing and surprising ways the places and their history c ... more

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States - by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz - £16.99
2015 Recipient of the American Book Award 2015 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature   The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples.  Today in the United States, there are mo ... more

The Clown Manifesto - by P. Nalle Laanela and Stacey Sacks - £12.99
Part clown manual, part storytelling and part rant – The Clown Manifesto covers the experiences, philosophies and methods of the clown performer/director/teacher Nalleslavski.   A book for clowns, physical comedians, actors, musicians, jugglers, pu ... more

Lila - by Marilynne Robinson - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2015   Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story about a girl who lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder.  Lila, h ... more

The Bedside Guardian 2015 - by Malik Meer (Editor), with a foreword by Naomi Klein - £14.99
It was the year of an unexpected general election result and a dramatic Labour leadership contest; ‘Je suis Charlie’ and #BlackLivesMatter; a year in which FIFA spectacularly imploded on the world stage and a transgender woman appeared on the front o ... more

Eleanor Marx: A Life - by Rachel Holmes - £12.99
Unrestrained by convention, lion-hearted and free, Eleanor Marx (1855-98) was an exceptional woman. Hers was the first English translation of Flaubert's Mme Bovary. She pioneered the theatre of Henrik Ibsen. She was the first woman to lead the Britis ... more

The Muslims are Coming! - by Arun Kundnani - £20.99
The new front in the War on Terror is the “homegrown enemy,” domestic terrorists who have become the focus of sprawling counterterrorism structures of policing and surveillance in the United States and across Europe. Domestic surveillance has mushroo ... more

First Measures of the Coming Insurrection - by Eric Hazan and Kamo - £9.99
We have witnessed a beginning, the birth of a new age of revolt and upheaval. In North Africa and the Middle East it took the people a matter of days to topple what were supposedly entrenched regimes. Now, to the west, multiple crises are etching awa ... more

Did She Kill Him? A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery and Arsenic - by Kate Colquhoun - £8.99
The sensational murder trial of Florence Maybrick that gripped Victorian society. In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic poisoning of her much older husband, Liverpool cotton merchant James ... more

National Geographic Dawn to Dark Photographs: The Magic of Light - by Various photographers - £12.99
Full of exquisite, one-of-a-kind photographs depicting the wonders of nature and the world as only National Geographic can—this stunning photo collection charts the changing light over the course of a day, from dawn to midday to evening and night.&nb ... more

Politics in a Time of Crisis: Podemos and the Future of Democracy in Europe - by Pablo Iglesias - £10.99
A manifesto for a new, democratic left: a political programme poised to transform Europe.  Since 2011, Pablo Iglesias has led Podemos, a new radical left party in Spain that is reframing the nature of modern politics. Under his guidance, the pa ... more

I Never Knew That About Wales - by Christopher Winn - £8.99
The inspiration for the primetime ITV series on Great Britain, this is a spellbinding journey around Wales by bestselling author Christopher Winn. Packed full of legends, firsts, birthplaces, inventions and adventures, I Never Knew That About Wales v ... more

The Moth: This Is a True Story - by Various writers, with an introduction by Neil Gaiman - £8.99
Pull up an easy chair and settle into the most spell-binding collection of real stories you will ever read.   Before television and radio, before penny paperbacks and mass literacy, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, ... more

Sailing Close to the Wind: Reminiscences - by Dennis Skinner - £12.99
Dennis Skinner, the famed Beast of Bolsover, is adored by legions of supporters and respected as well as feared by admiring enemies. Fiery and forthright, with a prodigious recall, Skinner is one of the best-known politicians in Britain. He remains a ... more

The Year of the Runaways - by Sunjeev Sahota - £14.99
The heart-stopping new book from one of Granta's Best of British Novelists 2013  Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015  The Year of the Runaways tells of the bold dreams and daily struggles of an unlikely family thrown together by ci ... more

How Corrupt is Britain? - by David Whyte - £19.99
Banks accused of rate-fixing. Members of Parliament cooking the books. Major defense contractors investigated over suspect arms deals. Police accused of being paid off by tabloids. The headlines are unrelenting these days. Perhaps it’s high time we a ... more

J: A Novel - by Howard Jacobson - £8.99
A life-changing novel by one of Britain's greatest novelists, winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2010.  Set in the future - a world where the past is a dangerous country, not to be talked about or visited - J is a love story of incomparable strangene ... more

A Rough Ride to the Future - by James Lovelock - £9.99
In A Rough Ride to the Future, James Lovelock - the great scientific visionary of our age - presents a radical vision of humanity's future as the thinking brain of our Earth-system   James Lovelock, who has been hailed as 'the man who concei ... more

The Best of Benn - by Tony Benn, compiled by Ruth Winstone - £9.99
Tony Benn was one of the twentieth century's most charismatic politicians. The Best of Benn showcases his powers of original thinking and communication over seven decades.  From 'the baby of the house' to a retired widower, he was a consistently rad ... more

Thatcher's Secret War - by Clive Bloom - £20.00
Margaret Thatcher remains one of the United Kingdom's most polarising prime ministers. This provocative investigation sheds new light on the secret, internal 'cold war' that the Iron Lady and her government waged against 'the enemy within': anti-nucl ... more

Bento's Sketchbook - by John Berger - £12.99
A meditation, in words and images, on the practice of drawing, by the author of Ways of Seeing.  The seventeenth-century philosopher Baruch Spinoza — also known as Benedict or Bento de Spinoza — spent the most intense years of his short life w ... more

Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on it - by Ian Leslie - £9.99
"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious"(Albert Einstein)Everyone is born curious. But only some retain the habits of exploring, learning and discovering as they grow older. Which side of the 'curiosity divide' are you on? In Curio ... more

Moments: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographs - by Hal Buell - £20.00
The bestselling, complete collection of more than 600 Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs, from the first awards in 1942 through the 2015 honors.   This revision of a Black Dog classic is the only book to include every Pulitzer Prize-winning p ... more

Change Everything: Creating an Economy for the Common Good - by Christian Felber - £12.99
Is it possible for businesses to have a bottom line that is not profit and endless growth, but human dignity, justice, sustainability and democracy? Or an alternative economic model that is untainted by the greed and crises of current financial syste ... more

Merseyside Tales: Curious and Amazing True Stories from History - by Ken Pye - £9.99
This fantastic collection of true tales celebrates the strange and curious secrets of Merseyside’s history. The fifty stories inside – from the lion in the wheelbarrow on the tightrope to the twelve young women ‘smothered by the incurable malady they ... more

Private Island: Why Britain Now Belongs to Someone Else - by James Meek - £8.99
How the British government packaged and sold its people to the world.   In a little over a generation the bones and sinews of the British economy – rail, energy, water, postal services, municipal housing – have been sold to remote, unaccountable pr ... more

All the Countries the Americans Have Ever Invaded: Making Friends and Influencing People? - by Stuart Laycock and Christopher Kelly - £12.99
Since its creation, the United States seems to have pushed the accelerator in the invasion category. This book sets out to find the facts. How many countries has America been militarily involved with, and what’s it been doing in all these countries? ... more

Mental Health and Me: 2015 - by Various authors - £2.99
A collection of writing, including letters, journalism, short stories, diary entries, blog posts, poems, tweets and spoken word - all winners of a competition run by Liverpool Mental Health Consortium and Writing on the Wall, to celebrate World Menta ... more

The Scatter Here is Too Great - by Bilal Tanweer - £8.99
A love letter to Karachi, told by the people linked together by one devastating event.   Shortlisted for the 2015 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Winner of the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2014   The Scatter Here is Too Great he ... more

The Walrus and the Elephants: John Lennon's Years of Revolution - by James A. Mitchell - £12.99
In late 1971 John Lennon left London and pop stardom behind and moved to New York City, eager to join a youth movement rallying for social justice and an end to the Vietnam War. Lennon was embraced by radicals and revolutionaries, the hippies and Yip ... more

Radical Feminism: Feminist Activism in Movement - by Finn Mackay - £19.99
Feminist activism is enjoying a global resurgence. A new wave of feminists is taking to the streets in protest against rape, abuse, prostitution and inequality, and asserting a powerful new vision for women's liberation. The future of feminism has be ... more

Meadowland: The Private Life of an English Field - by John Lewis-Stempel - £8.99
What really goes on in the long grass?   Meadowland gives an unique and intimate account of an English meadow’s life from January to December, together with its biography. In exquisite prose, John Lewis-Stempel records the passage of the seaso ... more

The Right Side of History: 100 Years of LGBTQI Activism - by Adrian Brooks - £12.99
The Right Side of History tells the hundred-year history of queer activism in a series of revealing close-ups, first person accounts, and intimate snap-shots of some of LGBT pioneers and radicals, both the known and many heretofore unknown. Adrian Br ... more

Every Day is for the Thief - by Teju Cole - £8.99
A young man returns to Nigeria after fifteen years in New York. Like him, his childhood country has grown up quickly: found fast-food restaurants, email cafés, contempt for authority; the all-consuming draw of money for nothing.   From the consul ... more

Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin - An Anthology by Alan Bennett - by Alan Bennett (Editor) - £8.99
Writers like to elude their public, lead them a bit of a dance. They take them down untrodden paths, land them in unknown country where they have to ask for directions.   In this personal anthology, Alan Bennett has chosen over seventy poems ... more

Shadow Sovereigns: How Global Corporations are Seizing Power - by Susan George - £12.99
Lobbying has long been part of the political landscape. But in recent years links between big business and government have become stronger and more far-reaching than ever. Global corporations now demand control over decisions affecting labour laws, f ... more

The Wake - by Paul Kingsnorth - £8.99
Winner of the Gordon Burn Prize 2014 and The Bookseller Industry Book of the Year Award 2015. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Folio Prize and shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize.   A post-apocalyptic nov ... more

Hiding in Plain Sight - by Nuruddin Farah - £8.99
When Bella, an internationally known fashion photographer, dazzling and aloof, is forced to return to Nairobi to care for her teenage niece and nephew, she feels an unfamiliar surge of protectiveness and responsibility.  But when their mother unex ... more

1000 Lashes Because I Say What I Think - by Raif Badawi - £5.99
"Raif Badawi's is an important voice for all of us to hear, mild, nuanced, but clear. His examination of his culture is perceptive and rigorous. Of course he must be saved from the dreadful sentence against him and the appalling conditions of his imp ... more

Don't Mention the Children - by Michael Rosen - £8.95
Michael Rosen is one of our best-loved and writers for children. He has written and edited over 140 books, including contemporary primary-school classics like Mind Your Own Business, Wouldn’t You Like to Know, Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Grav ... more

The Rhythm and the Tide: Liverpool, The La's and Ever After - by Mike Badger and Tim Peacock - £16.45
Liverpool in the 1980s. With prospects for the city's youth bleak, a scheme for unemployed musicians commenced, inadvertently shaping the future for members of Cast, Space, the Lightning Seeds and giving fresh impetus to the idea of song as a saviour ... more

On Liberty - by Shami Chakrabarti - £9.99
On 11 September 2001, our world changed. The West's response to 9/11 has morphed into a period of exception. Governments have decided that the rule of law and human rights are often too costly.  In On Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti - who joined Liberty, ... more

Only When I Laugh: My Autobiography - by Paul Merton - £7.99
Known for his intelligent and often surreal humour, Paul Merton’s weekly appearances on BBC1’s Have I Got News For You – as well as Radio 4’s Just A Minute and his travel documentaries – have seen him become an artfully rebellious fixture in our live ... more

Frog Music - by Emma Donoghue - £7.99
Frog Music is the new novel by Emma Donoghue, author of the multi-million-copy bestseller Room, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Lenny Abrahamson.  San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the C ... more

The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy - by Yanis Varoufakis - £8.99
In this remarkable and provocative book, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis explodes the myth that financialisation, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed and globalisation were the root causes of both the Eurozone crisis and the global economi ... more

Closure: Contemporary Black British Short Stories - by Various authors - £9.99
As the narrative mode across cultures and time, the short story form wings from oral “folktales” to myths of origin, from parables of caution to contemporary narratives of disclosure, disquiet and discovery. Humans have always valued the short story ... more

The Secret Footballer's Guide to the Modern Game - by The Secret Footballer - £7.99
The outspoken anonymous author is back with the ultimate book to challenge conventional footballing wisdom.  With his trademark wit, intelligence and candour, the Secret Footballer will guide you through formations, tactics, mind games and ever ... more

Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts - by Mel Evans - £12.99
Published on the fifth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, Artwash is an intervention into the unsavoury role of the Big Oil company's sponsorship of the arts in Britain. Based on a high profile campaign, Mel Evans targets Chevron, Exxo ... more

Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore - by Patrick Barkham - £9.99
Told through a series of walks beside the sea, this is a story of the most beautiful 742 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: their rocks, plants and animals, their views, walks and history, and the people who have made their li ... more

Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry - by Maya Angelou - £16.99
As the world celebrates and reflects on the beautiful life of Maya Angelou, Virago presents an updated collection of her works of poetry, collected together for the first time.   From her reflections on African American life and hardship in Ju ... more

The What the Frock! Book of Funny Women: Celebrating a Century of Fantastically Funny Women - by Jane Duffus - £7.99
The The What the Frock! Book of Funny Women will neither ask nor answer the question, 'Are women funny?' because of course women are funny. To suggest otherwise is plain silly. This book presumes you know women are funny and simply seeks to confirm t ... more

The Book of Tokyo: A City in Short Fiction - by Jim Hinks, Masashi Matsuie & Michael Emmerich (Editors) - £9.99
Featuring Banana Yoshimoto, Osamu Hashimoto, Toshiyuki Horie, Shūichi Yoshida, Hiromi Kawakami, Nao-Cola Yamazaki, Hitomi Kanehara, Hideo Furukawa, Kaori Ekuni & Mitsuyo Kakuta   A shape-shifter arrives at Tokyo harbour in human form, set to e ... more

A History of Loneliness - by John Boyne - £7.99
Odran Yates enters Clonliffe Seminary in 1972 after his mother informs him that he has a vocation to the priesthood. He goes in full of ambition and hope, dedicated to his studies and keen to make friends.   Forty years later, Odran’s devotion ... more

Peoples Apart: The Different Faces of Apartheid: Israel and South Africa - by Ilan Pappe - £14.99
Any time that a politician or commentator compares the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to South Africa under apartheid, the response is swift denunciation. Yet many prominent, respected academics and politicians--including Jimmy Carter--have drawn such ... more

Revolution - by Russell Brand - £7.99
Russell Brand will donate 100% of his money for this book to Tre Era Cafe, a social enterprise community project on the New Era estate - whose vicotory against corporations and inefficient government exemplifies the principles in this book.   We al ... more

Between the World and Me - by Ta-Nehisi Coates - £10.99
Winner, Kirkus Prize for Non-Fiction, United States, 2015 Shortlisted, National Book Award for Non-Fiction, United States, 2015  In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, the story of race ... more

The Lost Child - by Caryl Phillips - £8.99
Caryl Phillips’s The Lost Child is a sweeping story of orphans and outcasts, haunted by the past and fighting to liberate themselves from it. At its centre is Monica Johnson, cut off from her parents after falling in love with a foreigner, and her bi ... more

The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media - by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Holly Baxter - £9.99
A funny, hard-hitting examination of women and the media, for anyone who has ever had niggling doubts about the sidebar of shame.   As students, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Holly Baxter spent a lot of time laughing at magazine pieces entitled t ... more

So, Anyway... The Autobiography - by John Cleese - £7.99
Candid and brilliantly funny, this is the story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed legend. En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-racking first public appearance, at St Peter’s Preparatory School at ... more

England, Arise: The People, the King and the Great Revolt of 1381 - by Juliet Barker - £10.99
A fascinating and evocative account of the Peasants' Revolt from the acclaimed author of Agincourt.  The dramatic and shocking events of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 are to be the backdrop to Juliet Barker's latest book: a snapshot of what ever ... more

Absolute Recoil: Towards A New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism - by Slavoj Žižek - £12.99
Philosophical materialism in all its forms – from scientific naturalism to Deleuzian New Materialism – has failed to meet the key theoretical and political challenges of the modern world. This is the burden of philosopher Slavoj Žižek’s argument in t ... more

You are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes - by Chris Hadfield - £14.99
The international bestseller: a visually stunning photographic tour of Earth, from the astronaut who made us fall in love with our planet all over again.  In You Are Here, celebrated astronaut Chris Hadfield gives us the really big picture: this i ... more

The Bees - by Laline Paull - £8.99
Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Living to accept, obey and serve, she is prepared to sacrifice everything for her beloved holy mother, the Queen.   But Flora is not ... more

Desert Songs of the Night: 1500 Years of Arabic Literature - by Various authors - £12.99
A unique and extraordinary collection, Desert Songs of the Night presents some of the finest poetry and prose by Arab writers, from the Arab East to Andalusia, over the last 1,500 years.  From the mystical imagery of the Qur'an and the colour ... more

If It Fits, I Sits - by Various authors - £9.99
A photographic celebration of cats in awkward places ... and being awkward.  Anyone who has met a cat knows how much they enjoy squeezing themselves into weird places and uncomfortable-looking positions.   Will we ever know why?   ... more

The Bone Clocks - by David Mitchell - £7.99
One drowsy summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking...  The Bone C ... more

Bricksy: Unauthorized Underground Brick Street Art - by Jeff Friesen - £9.99
From Jeff Friesen, award-winning photographer and author of United States of LEGO®, comes a hilarious new book of diorama photographs that uses LEGO bricks to spoof the famous work of the mysterious anonymous graffiti artist known as Banksy.  Fr ... more

News from the Clouds - by Robert Llewellyn - £16.99
In the final book of the News from trilogy, Gavin Meckler faces the biggest challenge of all on his journey through time.  He enters the world of the clouds, where the earth's inhabitants have had to adapt to a planet ravaged by a climate mor ... more

Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime - by Val McDermid - £8.99
Bestselling crime writer Val McDermid picks up the scalpel to uncover the secrets of forensic medicine, from the crime scene to the courtroom.   The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how ... more

What the **** is Normal?! - by Francesca Martinez - £8.99
What do you do when you're labelled abnormal in a world obsessed with normality? In a world where wrinkles are practically illegal, going bald is cause for mental breakdown, and women over size ten are encouraged to shoot themselves, what the **** do ... more

Letters to Palestine: Writers Respond to War and Occupation - by Vijay Prashad (Editor) - £8.99
Impassioned and intimate writing to Palestinians from celebrated American writers.   Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s seven-week bombing campaign and ground invasion of Gaza in the summer of 2014, resulted in half a million displaced Gazans ... more

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate - by Naomi Klein - £8.99
Forget everything you think you know about global warming. It's not about carbon - it's about capitalism. The good news is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better.  In ... more

The Hollow of the Hand - by PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy - £16.99
Between 2011 and 2014 PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy set out on a series of journeys together to Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Washington DC. Harvey collected words, Murphy collected pictures, and together they have created an extraordinary chronicle of our ... more

Just Your Average Muslim - by Zia Chaudhry - £8.99
This fascinating and original book provides a better insight into the life of "just your average Muslim" than you will find anywhere else.  A powerful antidote to common but exhausted stereotypes, it challenges non-Muslims to reexamine their per ... more

Rolling Stonemason: An Autobiography - by Fred Bower - £14.99
Annotated and with an Introduction by Ron Noon and Sam Davies   Fred Bower had a full adventurous life and wrote about it in his own vivid and racy idiom. He was born in Boston, Mass. in 1871.   Brought up in Liverpool, he recalls a ci ... more

Inequality and the 1% - by Danny Dorling - £8.99
Can we afford the rich? Why the growth of the wealthy is making the UK a more dangerous place to live.  Since the great recession hit in 2008, the 1% has only grown richer while the rest find life increasingly tough. The gap between the haves and th ... more

Your Fathers, Where are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? - by Dave Eggers - £8.99
In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at the chain. ... more

Love: The Song of the Universe - by Jason Martineau - £5.99
Jason Martineau takes us on a journey through the landscape of love, combining themes from traditional psychology and the modern sciences to explore life's most prominent and provocative theme. ... more

The Suffragettes: The Fight for Votes for Women - by Joyce Marlow - £8.99
A comprehensive anthology of the long and bloody history of women's struggle to get the vote. Here is the story in the voices of the women themselves.  'Queen Victoria is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in check ... more

Pitch Black: The Story of Black British Footballers - by Emy Onuora - £16.99
When Paul Canoville took to the pitch for Chelsea in 1982, he was prepared for abuse. When the monkey chanting and the banana throwing started, he wasn't surprised. He wasn't prepared, however, for the abuse to be coming from his own side.   C ... more

Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned - by Lena Dunham - £8.99
Lena Dunham, acclaimed writer-director-star of HBO and Sky Atlantic's Girls and the award-winning movie Tiny Furniture, displays her unique powers of observation, wisdom and humour in this exceptional collection of essays.   “If I could take what ... more

Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse: And Other Lessons from Modern Life - by David Mitchell - £8.99
What's wrong with calling a burglar brave? Why are people so f***ing hung up about swearing? Why do the asterisks in that sentence make it okay? Why do so many people want to stop other people doing things, and how can they be stopped from stopping t ... more

The Rosie Effect - by Graeme Simsion - £7.99
The Rosie Effect is the wonderfully charming and hilarious sequel to Graeme Simsion's bestselling debut novel The Rosie Project.   Until a year ago, forty-one-year-old geneticist Don Tillman had never had a second date. Until he met Rosie, 'the wo ... more

NHS for Sale: Myths, Lies and Deception - by Jacky Davis, John Lister and David Wrigley - £10.95
In 2010 David Cameron's coalition government discarded pre-election promises about the NHS. Instead they imposed savage spending cuts and pushed through 'reforms' which put at risk the health and lives of all of us. As a result the NHS is now in cris ... more

Ecosocialism: A Radical Alternative to Capitalist Catastrophe - by Michael Löwy - £10.99
Capitalism is killing the planet, and the preservation of a natural environment favorable to human life requires a radical alternative.  In this new collection of essays, long time revolutionary and environmental activist Michael Löwy offers a v ... more

Rose Gold - by Walter Mosely - £8.99
Easy Rawlins is back - and this time its personal...   When four armed policemen turn up at Easy Rawlins's door, he thinks he's in trouble. He is. They want him to find Rosemary Goldsmith, the daughter of a millionaire arms dealer. And Easy can't a ... more

The BBC National Short Story Award 2015 - by Allan Little (Editor) - £7.99
Featuring Jeremy Page, Hilary Mantel, Jonathan Buckley, Frances Leviston & Mark Haddon   FEATURING THE WINNING STORY, JONATHAN BUCKLEY'S 'BRIAR ROAD', AND RUNNER-UP MARK HADDON'S 'BUNNY'.   ‘I often ask myself what makes a story work,’ ... more

The Poor Had No Lawyers: Who Owns Scotland and How They Got it - by Andy Wightman - £14.99
Who owns Scotland? How did they get it? What happened to all the common land in Scotland? Has the Scottish Parliament made any difference? Can we get our common good land back?   In The Poor Had No Lawyers, Andy Wightman, author of Who Owns S ... more

Surviving Ireland - by Colm Tobin - £9.99
It’s exhausting, being Irish. The constant self-flagellation is enough to put anybody off their breakfast.  Why are we so hard on ourselves? Is it the post-colonial overhang following centuries of oppression at the hands of a litany of foreign ... more

Laughing All the Way to the Mosque: The Misadventures of a Muslim Woman - by Zarqa Nawaz - £12.99
A brilliantly funny memoir about what it's really like to be Muslim in Western society.  Being a practicing Muslim in the West is sometimes challenging, sometimes rewarding and sometimes downright absurd. How do you explain why Eid never fall ... more

In the Light of What We Know - by Zia Haider Rahman - £8.99
A bold, epic debut novel set during the war and financial crisis that defined the beginning of our century.  One September morning in 2008, an investment banker approaching forty, his career in collapse and his marriage unravelling, receives a surpr ... more

Shark - by Will Self - £8.99
Shark turns upon an actual incident in WWII - mentioned in the film Jaws - when the ship which had delivered the fissile material to the south Pacific to be dropped on Hiroshima was subsequently sunk by a Japanese submarine with the loss of 900 men, ... more

The Underground Girls of Kabul: The Hidden Lives of Afghan Girls Disguised as Boys - by Jenny Nordberg - £8.99
Uncovers the hidden true story of the age-old tradition of 'Bacha Posh' - girls masquerading as boys - in a society that does not value females.  An Afghan woman's life expectancy is just 44 years, and her life cycle often begins and ends in disappo ... more

A Spool of Blue Thread - by Anne Tyler - £7.99
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2015  THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Fiction Prize  ‘It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon...’   This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins th ... more

The Magical Christmas: A Colouring Book - by Lizzie Mary Cullen - £9.99
From Lizzie Mary Cullen, the illustrator behind hit colouring book The Magical City, comes a brand new treat for the winter.  Settle down by the fire and immerse yourself in this mesmerising new colouring book for adults and children alike. J ... more

The Emperor Waltz - by Philip Hensher - £8.99
The Emperor Waltz is a single novel with three narrative strands: fourth-century Rome, 1920s Germany, and 1980s London. In each place, a small coterie is closely connected and separated from the larger world. In each story, the larger world regards t ... more

Where My Heart Used to Beat - by Sebastian Faulks - £20.00
On a small island off the south coast of France, Robert Hendricks, an English doctor who has seen the best and the worst the twentieth century had to offer, is forced to confront the events that made up his life.   His host, and antagonist, is ... more

Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution - by Rachel Moran - £10.99
‘When you are fifteen years old and destitute, too unskilled to work and too young to claim unemployment benefit, your body is all you have left to sell.’   Rachel Moran came from a troubled family background. Taken into State care at fourteen, she ... more

How to Start a Revolution - by Lucy-Anne Holmes - £2.99
A bite-sized guide to making change happen and the story behind the No More Page 3 campaign, written by its founder.   Change doesn’t just happen. It starts with the idea that something could be different, could be better. It starts with a pe ... more

Return: A Palestinian Memoir - by Ghada Karmi - £16.99
An extraordinary memoir of exile and the impossibility of finding home, from the author of In Search of Fatima.  'The journey filled me with bitterness and grief. I remember looking down on a nighttime Tel Aviv from the windows of a place takin ... more

Austerity: The Demolition of the Welfare State and the Rise of the Zombie Economy - by Kerry-Anne Mendoza - £9.99
Wages have been frozen, benefits have been slashed and public spending squeezed. The pain of a financial crisis caused by bankers and speculators has been borne by ordinary people all over the country – and by the poor and disabled most of all.  ... more

Please, Mister Postman - by Alan Johnson - £8.99
In July 1969, while the Rolling Stones played a free concert in Hyde Park, Alan Johnson and his young family left West London to start a new life. The Britwell Estate in Slough, apparently notorious among the locals, in fact came as a blessed relief ... more

The House of Hidden Mothers - by Meera Syal - £14.99
Little India, East London: Shyama, aged forty-four, has fallen for a younger man. They want a child together.   Meanwhile, in a rural village in India, young Mala, trapped in an oppressive marriage, dreams of escape.   When Shyama and M ... more

Alice and the Fly - by James Rice - £7.99
A spellbinding debut novel by an exceptional new young British talent.  This is a book about phobias and obsessions, isolation and dark corners. It's about families, friendships, and carefully preserved secrets. But above everything else it's about ... more

Elizabeth is Missing - by Emma Healey - £7.99
Sunday Times Bestseller Elizabeth is Missing is the stunning, smash-hit debut novel from new author Emma Healey   Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2014 Shortlisted for the National Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2014 ... more

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage - by Haruki Murakami - £8.99
A mystery story about friendship from the internationally bestseller author of Norwegian Wood.   Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning ‘red pine’ ... more

I Never Knew That About the Irish - by Christopher Winn - £8.99
Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a fascinating journey around Ireland, discovering the tradtions, triumphs, and disasters, foibles, quirks and customs that make up the Irish people. From their peccadilloes to their passions he uncovers ... more

Bizarre England: Discover the Country's Secrets and Surprises - by David Long - £9.99
In this charming book, David Long introduces the reader to some of the oddest and most interesting sights in England. Visit places like Devon's Gnome Reserve, Britain's smallest pub, a church for dragon slayers, a subterranean ballroom, the Phone Box ... more

Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey - by Richard Ayoade - £9.99
In this book Richard Ayoade -- actor, writer, director, and amateur dentist -- reflects on his cinematic legacy as only he can: in conversation with himself.   Over ten brilliantly insightful and often erotic interviews, Ayoade examines Ayoade ful ... more

Capitalism: A Ghost Story - by Arundhati Roy - £7.99
An impassioned manifesto from the author of Booker-winner God of Small Things, one of the most vocal campaigners in the world  In Capitalism: A Ghost Story, best-selling writer Arundhati Roy examines the dark side of Indian democracy—a nation of 1.2 ... more

Dancing in the Dark: My Struggle, Book 4 - by Karl Ove Knausgaard - £8.99
The fourth part of a sensational literary cycle that has been hailed as ‘perhaps the most important literary enterprise of our times’ (Guardian)  18 years old and fresh out of high school, Karl Ove Knausgaard moves to a tiny fisherman’s village fa ... more

Children of the Jacaranda Tree - by Sahar Delijani - £8.99
Iran. Amidst one country's tragedy, three mothers are united by love.  Includes reading group notes.  Tehran, 1983. A city paralysed by fear, its people silenced. And the beating heart of the regime is Evin prison. Yet even within its wall ... more

Lusaka Punk and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2015 - by Various authors - £8.99
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2015 brings together the five shortlisted authors' stories along with 12 other stories from the best new writers. Insightful, arresting and entertaining - this collection reflects the richness and range of current ... more

List of the Lost - by Morrissey - £7.99
"Beware the novelist . . . intimate and indiscreet . . . pompous, prophetic airs . . . here is the fact of fiction . . . an American tale where, naturally, evil conquers good, and none live happily ever after, for the complicated pangs of the empty e ... more

The Narrow Road to the Deep North - by Richard Flanagan - £8.99
A savagely beautiful novel about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.  ***WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014***   Forever after, there were for the ... more

The Lives of Others - by Neel Mukherjee - £8.99
An epic saga telling the story of a Bengali family in Calcutta – exploring a family that is decaying as the society around it fractures, and one young man who tries to reimagine his place in the world.  ***Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014*** ... more

Breadline Britain: The Rise of Mass Poverty - by Joanna Mack and Stewart Lansley - £9.99
Over the last thirty years national income has doubled. So has poverty. Where did it all go wrong?  Poverty in Britain is at crisis levels. Food bank queues, poor housing and insecure jobs are on the rise, leaving increasing numbers of people ... more

Upstairs at the Party - by Linda Grant - £8.99
The brilliant new novel from the Man Booker shortlisted author of The Clothes on Their Backs.  'If you go back and look at your life there are certain scenes, acts, or maybe just incidents on which everything that follows seems to depend. If only ... more

Humans: An A-Z - by Matt Haig - £5.00
DO YOU  A) Know a human? B) Love a human? C) Have trouble dealing with humans?   IF YOU'VE ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE ABOVE, THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU   Whether you are planning a high level of human interaction or just a casual visit to the planet ... more

Cat Walk - by Jackie Morris - £9.99
Author, illustrator and photographer Jackie Morris explores her native Pembrokeshire in the company of her feline friends. Or rather, they explore the countryside while she tags along taking pictures.   Over 100 images with accompanying text tell ... more

Poems for Palestine - by Maher J. Massis (Editor) - £9.99
I looked at his thin, aged face / Each line represented a massacre / Each wrinkle, a dead son / Each groove, a year of occupation.   Poems for Palestine was launched as a project aiming to collect together verse written by the people of Palestine, ... more

Boy, Snow, Bird - by Helen Oyeyemi - £7.99
The fifth novel from award-winning author Helen Oyeyemi, who was named in 2013 as one of Granta's best of young British novelists.  A retelling of the Snow White myth, Boy, Snow, Bird is a deeply moving novel about an unbreakable bond...  BOY Nov ... more

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher - by Hilary Mantel - £8.99
Hilary Mantel is one of Britain’s most accomplished and acclaimed writers. In these ten bracingly subversive tales, all her gifts of characterisation and observation are fully engaged, summoning forth the horrors so often concealed behind everyday fa ... more

The Days of Anna Madrigal (Tales of the City, Book 9) - by Armistead Maupin - £7.99
The Days of Anna Madrigal, the suspenseful, comic, and touching ninth novel in Armistead Maupin’s bestselling “Tales of the City” series, follows one of modern literature’s most unforgettable and enduring characters—Anna Madrigal, the legendary trans ... more

The Forward Book of Poetry 2016 - by Various authors - £8.99
The Forward Book of Poetry 2016 showcases the best of contemporary poetry published in the British Isles over the year, including the winners of 2015's Forward Prizes for Poetry.  This anthology is the 24th in a series that offers an invaluable ... more

What Would Alice Do? Advice for the Modern Woman - by Lewis Carroll - £5.99
Timeless quotes from favourite Wonderland characters, with an introduction by Lauren Laverne, who has loved Alice since she was a child, and finds inspiration in her character.  "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things b ... more

Good Ideas: How to be Your Child's (and Your Own) Best Teacher - by Michael Rosen - £10.99
We live in a world surrounded by all the stuff that education is supposed to be about: machines, bodies, languages, cities, votes, mountains, energy, movement, plays, food, liquids, collisions, protests, stones, windows. But the way we've been taught ... more

Dust - by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor - £8.99
Kenya, 2007. Odidi Oganda, running for his life, is gunned down in the streets of Nairobi. His sister, Ajany, and their father bring his body back home, to a crumbling colonial house in northern Kenya. But the peace they seek is hard to find: the mur ... more

101 Things to Do Instead of Playing on Your Phone - by Ilka Heinemann - £5.99
Our phones have become a constant distraction; it’s time we put them down and rediscovered the simple art of taking a few minutes out.   This book offers an imaginative list of games and tips aimed at curing us of our portable tech addiction. ... more

Some Luck - by Jane Smiley - £7.99
The first novel in a dazzling new epic trilogy from the winner of the Pulitzer Prize; a literary adventure that will span a century in America.  1920. After his return from the battlefields in France, Walter Langdon and his wife Rosanna begin ... more

The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop - by Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana and Quraysh Ali Lansana (Editors) - £14.99
Hip-Hop is the largest youth culture in the history of the planet rock. It has produced generations of artists who have revolutionized their genre(s) by applying the aesthetic innovations of the culture. The BreakBeat Poets features 78 poets, born so ... more

The Story of the Lost Child - by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein - £11.99
“Nothing quite like this has ever been published before,” proclaimed The Guardian newspaper about the Neapolitan Novels in 2014. The first book in the series, My Brilliant Friend, was a New York Times bestseller. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay wa ... more

Shakespeare's Guide to Parenting - by James Andrews - £8.99
William Shakespeare, dad of three, knew a few things about parenting – and there is nothing better than a Shakespeare quote when it comes to having the last word with your kids.  Ever wondered why your baby is crying? Why your teenager neve ... more

Cold Blood: Adventures with Reptiles and Amphibians - by Richard Kerridge - £9.99
Can we know what it feels like to be a toad? Or a lizard? Join Richard Kerridge on the hunt for Britain’s reptiles and amphibians and realise the potential of puddles and ditches everywhere.  As a boy, Richard Kerridge loved to encounter wild c ... more

The Moor's Account - by Laila Lalami - £9.99
In 1527 the Spanish conquistador Panfilo de Narvaez arrived on the coast of modern-day Florida with hundreds of settlers, and claimed the region for Spain. Almost immediately, the expedition was decimated by a combination of navigational errors, dise ... more

Ten Million Aliens - by Simon Barnes - £8.99
This is the momentous story of the millions of species - sometimes unimaginably strange - that make up the animal kingdom.   Humans, blue whales, rats, birds of paradise, ridiculous numbers of beetles, molluscs the size of a bus, bdelloid roti ... more

I Met Lucky People: The Story of the Romani Gypsies - by Yaron Matras - £9.99
In I Met Lucky People, Yaron Matras, the world's leading authority on the Romani, explains why we need to reconsider how we view their culture.  Who are the Romani people? As one of the last remaining societies in the Western hemisphere with a str ... more

Switch It Off! - by Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd - £8.99
From the authors of We're Going on a Bar Hunt, the paper smartphone full of cool stuff to get you really connected with the people in your life... Bored of seeing everyone you know glued to their phones all the time?  Feeling the need to get real ... more

More Fool Me - by Stephen Fry - £8.99
Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unputdownable More Fool Me.  'Oh dear I am an arse. I expect there'll be what I believe is called an "intervention" soon. I keep picturing it. All my friends bearing dow ... more

The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales - by Kirsty Logan - £9.99
Winner of the Scott Prize Winner for the 2015 Polari First Book Prize Winner of the Saboteur Award for Best Short Story Collection The Herald: Book of the Year 2014 Shortlisted for the 2014 Green Carnation Prize   Twenty tales of l ... more

What Nature Does for Britain - by Tony Juniper - £9.99
Ecology meets economics head on in Tony Juniper's valuation of the UK's natural capital.   From the peat bogs and woodlands that help to secure our water supply, to the bees and soils that produce most of the food we eat, Britain is rich in 'n ... more

My Life, My Body - by Marge Piercy - £10.99
In a candid and intimate new collection of essays, poems, memoirs, reviews, rants, and railleries, Piercy discusses her own development as a working-class feminist, the highs and lows of TV culture, the ego-dances of a writer's life, the homeless and ... more

On Palestine - by Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe - £8.99
On Palestine is Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe's indispensable update on a suffering region.   Operation Protective Edge, Israel's most recent assault on Gaza, left thousands of Palestinians dead and cleared the way for another Israeli land grab. ... more

My Life's Battles - by Will Thorne - £9.99
My Life’s Battles is one of the first true working-class autobiographies, the story of Will Thorne, who helped to make a better world for ordinary people. Thorne’s life story is a journey from tenements and factories to the corridors of power and the ... more

Great Irish Reportage - by John Horgan - £9.99
Reports and dispatches from Ireland's finest writers: the first-ever anthology of Irish reportage.   Alongside its world-famous tradition of great fiction, Ireland has a less well known but thrilling tradition of reportage: journalism, dispatc ... more

The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Evolution and the Making of US - by Alice Roberts - £12.99
Alice Roberts takes you on the most incredible journey in nature, revealing your path from a single cell to a complex embryo to a living, breathing, thinking person. It's a story that with our distant ancestors and an extraordinary, unlikely chain of ... more

A God in Every Stone - by Kamila Shamsie - £8.99
July 1914. Young Englishwoman Vivian Rose Spencer is running up a mountainside in an ancient land, surrounded by figs and cypresses. Soon she will discover the Temple of Zeus, the call of adventure, and the ecstasy of love. Thousands of miles away a ... more

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances - by Neil Gaiman - £7.99
A collection of short stories from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. Global phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of sho ... more

Hopeful: An Autobiography - by Omid Djalili - £9.99
A beautifully written, joyously funny memoir about growing up and finding fame as a young Iranian in London.  Omid Djalili's childhood was unconventional, to say the least. He was raised in a beautiful, chaotic, cramped, colourful and legally dubiou ... more

If... The Graphic Novel - by Steve Bell - £18.99
A new collection by Britain’s finest political cartoonist, covering the less than glorious days of the Cameron-Clegg coalition government.  In his daily cartoon for the Guardian and his long-running strip, IF, in the same paper, Steve Bell ha ... more

How to be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading Too Much - by Samantha Ellis - £9.99
Cathy Earnshaw or Jane Eyre? Petrova or Posy? Scarlett or Melanie? Lace or Valley of the Dolls?   On a pilgrimage to Wuthering Heights, Samantha Ellis found herself arguing with her best friend about which heroine was best: Jane Eyre or Cathy Ea ... more

Nora Webster - by Colm Tóibín - £9.99
* * * Shortlisted for the 2014 Costa Novel Awards * * *   Nora Webster is the heartbreaking new novel from one of the greatest novelists writing today.   It is the late 1960s in Ireland. Nora Webster is living in a small town, looking after her ... more

Through the Woods - by Emily Carroll - £10.99
A fantastically dark and timeless graphic debut, for fans of Grimm Tales, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and the works of Neil Gaiman.  Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss.  These chill ... more

The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help - by Amanda Palmer - £13.99
"When we really see each other, we want to help each other"~ Amanda Palmer Imagine standing on a box in the middle of a busy city, dressed as a white-faced bride, and silently using your eyes to ask people for money. Or touring Europe in a punk ca ... more

Prejudice and Pride: LGBT Activist Stories from Manchester and Beyond - by Various authors - £12.00
LGBT activist and civil rights history from the 1960s to the 2000s has had a huge impact on our social and political landscape in the UK, yet much of this history remains hidden.   Prejudice and Pride: LGBT Activist Stories from Manchester and ... more

Fly Away Home - by Marina Warner - £8.99
A long-awaited new collection of Marina Warner’s short stories.  Like her award-winning novels, Marina Warner's stories conjure up mysteries and wonders in a physical world, treading a delicate, magical line between the natural and the supernatural, ... more

I Think You'll Find it's a Bit More Complicated Than That - by Ben Goldacre - £9.99
In Bad Science, Ben Goldacre hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science. In Bad Pharma, he put the $600 billion global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope.  Now the pick of the journalism by one of our ... more

Frog - by Mo Yan, translated by Howard Goldblatt - £8.99
Frog is a richly complex new novel about China's one-child policy by Mo Yan, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2012.   Gugu is beautiful, charismatic and of an unimpeachable political background. A respected midwife, she combines modern ... more

The Diary of Edward the Hamster, 1990 to 1990 - by Miriam Elia and Ezra Elia - £6.99
A deliciously dark gothic giftbook, for pet lovers and anguished existentialists of all ages.  Wednesday, May 7th Two of them came today, dragged me out of my cage and put me in some kind of improvised maze made out of books and old toilet t ... more

The Republic of Imagination - by Azar Nafisi - £8.99
From the author of the bestselling memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran comes a powerful and passionate case for the vital role of fiction today.   Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran ... more

Too Much Information: Or: Can Everyone Just Shut Up for a Moment, Some of Us are Trying to Think - by Dave Gorman - £7.99
Nowadays, the world is full of people trying to tell us things. So much so that we have taught our brains not to pay much attention. After all, click the mouse, tap the screen, flick the channel and it’s on to the next thing. But Dave Gorman thinks i ... more

Socialism ... Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation - by Danny Katch - £9.99
Opinion polls show that many people in the U.S. prefer socialism to capitalism. But after being declared dead and buried for decades, socialism has come to mean little more than something vaguely less cruel and stupid than what we have now. That's no ... more

I, Migrant: A Comedian's Journey from Karachi to the Outback - by Sami Shah - £12.99
Despite nearly being killed by a kangaroo and almost lynched and run out of town after his comedy was taken far too seriously, Sami Shah is very happy to be living in Australia. He has fronted his own satirical show on TV in Karachi, worked as a jour ... more

The Secret History of Wonder Woman - by Jill Lepore - £9.99
A riveting work of historical detection, revealing that the origins of one of the world’s most iconic Superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story — and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism.  Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is ... more

The Death's Head Chess Club - by John Donoghue - £7.99
Can you ever forgive the unforgivable?  In 1962, Emil Clément comes face to face with Paul Meissner at a chess tournament in Holland. They haven't seen one another in almost two decades. Clément, once known only as The Watchmaker, is a Jewish f ... more

The Mystery Feast: Thoughts on Storytelling - by Ben Okri - £3.99
‘In every moment, we are part of the infinite stories that the universe is telling us and that we are telling the universe.’   Packed with ideas and inspiration, The Mystery Feast offers numerous pathways into the magical world of storytelling ... more

A Year in Photography: Magnum Archive - by Magnum Archive - £16.99
Now available again in a stunning new format, this generously illustrated book for lovers of photography includes 365 images from the greatest photojournalists of today and yesterday.  Founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Magnum Photos is the iconic in ... more

The Age of Magic - by Ben Okri - £7.99
'The Age of Magic has begun. Unveil your eyes.'   Eight weary film-makers, travelling from Paris to Basel, arrive at a small Swiss hotel on the shores of a luminous lake. Above them, strewn with lights that twinkle in the darkness, looms the tower ... more

Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design - by Charles Montgomery - £9.99
Why are some cities a joy to live in, and others chronically miserable? As award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery reveals, the answers lie in the intersection between urban design and the emerging science of happiness. Journeying to dozens of ci ... more

Look Who's Back - by Timur Vermes, translated by Jamie Bulloch - £8.99
Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed – no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman.   Peop ... more

Gretel and the Dark - by Eliza Granville - £8.99
Gretel and the Dark is Eliza Granville's dazzling novel of darkness, evil - and hope.  For fans of Markus Zusak's The Book Thief and Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth.  Vienna, 1899. Josef Breuer - celebrated psychoanalyst - is about to enco ... more

How to be Both - by Ali Smith - £8.99
How to be both is the dazzling new novel by Ali Smith. It is longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014.   Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith's novels are like nothing else.   How to be Both is a nov ... more

The Temporary Gentleman - by Sebastian Barry - £7.99
A stunning return from the prize-winning and bestselling author of The Secret Scripture.  Jack McNulty is a 'temporary gentleman', an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second World War was never permanent. In 1957, sitting in hi ... more

Living with a Wild God: A Non-Believer's Search for the Truth About Everything - by Barbara Ehrenreich - £9.99
Barbara Ehrenreich is an acclaimed social critic on both sides of the Atlantic, renowned for her trenchant, witty polemics, her pieces of journalism, and her trademark intelligence. She writes with unparalleled precision, insight and a rationalist's ... more

Vixen - by Rosie Garland - £12.99
DEVON, 1349  In Brauntone, where seagulls screech across the fields and the wind has a mind to change, Father Thomas arrives as the new priest. Determined to impress his congregation, he quells fears of the coming pestilence with promises of protect ... more

All That is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster - by Danny Dorling - £9.99
Housing was at the heart of the financial collapse, and our economy is now precariously reliant on the housing market. In this groundbreaking new book, Danny Dorling argues that housing is the defining issue of our times.  Tracing how we got to our c ... more

The Miniaturist - by Jessie Burton - £7.99
There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed...   On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as t ... more

Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir - by Alan Cumming - £9.99
Alan Cumming grew up in the grip of a man who held his family hostage, someone who meted out violence with a frightening ease, who waged a silent war with himself that sometimes spilled over onto everyone around him. That man was Alan's father, Alex ... more

The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910-2010 - by Selina Todd - £10.99
The twentieth century experienced by over 75% of Britons had little to do with the one we've been taught. The People tells OUR story for the first time.  The Sunday Times bestseller.   'There was nothing extraordinary about my childhood or backgro ... more

Holy Cow - by David Duchovny - £7.99
A rollicking, globe-trotting adventure with a twist from the star of The X-Files and Californication featuring Elsie, an unforgettable four-legged heroine.  Holy Cow by David Duchovny is a comic delight that will thrill fans of Jasper Fforde and Ben ... more

A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction - by Terry Pratchett - £8.99
Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series – but in recent years he has become equally well-known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer’s research ... more

An Unnecessary Woman - by Rabih Alameddine - £8.99
Rabih Alameddine follows his international bestseller The Hakawati with an enchanting story of the life of a book-loving, obsessive, seventy-two-year-old, blue-haired 'unnecessary woman', living in Beirut. This is a novel to savour.  Aaliya Sal ... more

Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend - by Karen Bartlett - £9.99
Known the world over for her unique musical style, distinctive look and a voice that propelled her into the charts time and time again, Dusty Springfield was undoubtedly one of the biggest and brightest musical stars of the twentieth century.   ... more

Where the Wild Mums Are - by Katie Blackburn, illustrated by Sholto Walker - £10.99
In this hilarious, touching homage to Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, a worn-out mum finds herself floating across time and space to the place where the Wild Mums are. Dazzled by her party tricks, they crown her Queen of the Wild Mums and ... more

Yes Please - by Amy Poehler - £8.99
The New York Times Number One Bestseller   A memoir in essays in the bestselling tradition of Tina Fey's Bossypants and Caitlin Moran's How To Be a Woman   In Amy Poehler's highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew ... more

The Drone Eats with Me: Diaries from a City Under Fire - by Atef Abu Saif, with a Foreword by Noam Chomsky - £9.99
On 7 July 2014, in an apparent response to the murder of three teenagers, Israel launched a major offensive against the Gaza Strip, lasting 51 days, killing 2145 Palestinians (578 of them children), injuring over 11,000, and demolishing 17,200 homes. ... more

The Silent History - by Eli Horowitz, Kevin Moffett and Matthew Derby - £9.99
A generation of children are born without speech, without comprehension, without language entirely.   At first, they are just medical curiosities. But their numbers swell, and soon they grow into an established underclass, occupying squats and com ... more

We Go to the Gallery - by Miriam Elia - £8.99
Miriam Elia's new take on a 1960s Ladybird book.  Peter, Jane and Mummy go to a gallery and learn about sex, death and contemporary art. ... more

The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution - by Patrick Cockburn - £9.99
The essential “on the ground” report on the fastest-growing new threat in the Middle East from the Winner of the 2014 Foreign Affairs Journalist of The Year Award   Out of the failures of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Arab Spring and Syria, a new ... more

City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran - by Ramita Navai - £8.99
Lying in Tehran is about survival.   Welcome to Tehran, a city where survival depends on a network of subterfuge. Here is a place where mullahs visit prostitutes, drug kingpins run crystal meth kitchens, surgeons restore girls' virginity and h ... more

Citizen: An American Lyric - by Claudia Rankine - £9.99
WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR POETRY   WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR POETRY   'Everywhere were flashes, a siren sounding and a stretched-out roar. Get on the ground. Get on the ground now. Then I ... more

Off the Mic: The World's Best Stand-up Comedians Get Serious About Comedy - by Deborah Frances-White and Marsha Shandur - £14.99
What is it to be a stand-up comedian? To be funny, solo? You have no character-role, no double-act partner, and nowhere to look but out into the darkness, with just a microphone, an audience and your imagination. This is a job without an annual app ... more

New Selected Poems 1988-2013 - by Seamus Heaney - £14.99
New Selected Poems 1988-2013 provides an unrivalled account of a period of work that was crowned by the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. Together with its earlier, sibling volume, it completes the arc of a remarkable career.   Shortly before his ... more

Atmosphere of Hope: Solutions to the Climate Crisis - by Tim Flannery - £7.99
Is there anything we can really do about climate change? Have we left it too late? Or is there still hope?   Internationally acclaimed scientist and world-renowned climate expert Professor Tim Flannery, author of The Weather Makers, shows that ... more

Human: A Portrait of Our World - by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, with text by Ron Suskind - £19.95
Yann Arthus-Bertrand set out to have a conversation with the world   Together with the GoodPlanet Foundation, he conducted more than 2,000 interviews in seventy countries with people of every stripe, and took hundreds of portraits and aerial p ... more

Dissident Gardens - by Jonathan Lethem - £8.99
A dazzling novel from one of America's finest writers – the story of three generations of a radical New York family  Longlisted for the 2015 Folio Prize Longlisted for the 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award  In 1955, Rose Zimmer got sc ... more

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