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The best of 2017 - almost two hundred of our top recommendations for seasonal gifts!

Protest! Stories of Resistance by Ra Page (Editor) - £14.99
Whatever happened to British protest?  For a nation that brought the world Chartism, the Suffragettes, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, and so many other grassroots social movements, Britain rarely celebrates its long, great tradition of people power. ... more
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The Corbyn Comic Book by Various artists - £4.99
“Jeremy Corbyn: Comic Book Hero”  Pollsters called it a foregone conclusion. Columnists said Theresa May’s snap general election wouldn’t just return her a thumping majority in the House of Commons – it would plunge the Opposition i ... more
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Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar by Alexei Sayle - £9.99
Alexei Sayle reveals his true vocation: proprietor of an imaginary sandwich shop. Blending politics, comedy, philosophy and memoir, this is the Godfather of Alternative Comedy at his most anarchic and irresistibly entertaining.   Alexei Sayle ... more
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The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla (Editor) - £8.99
How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport?   Or be told that, as an actress, the part you’re most fitted to play is ‘wife of a terrorist’? How does it feel to have words from your nativ ... more
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Christmas Poems by Wendy Cope - £7.99
For more than thirty years Wendy Cope has been one of the nation’s most popular and respected poets.  Christmas Poems collects together her best festive poems, including anthology favourites such as 'The Christmas Life', together with new and ... more
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Pride: The Unlikely Story of the True Heroes of the Miner's Strike by Tim Tate - £8.99
They did so in the midst of the 1984 miners' strike - the most bitter and divisive dispute for more than half a century, and in one of the most turbulent periods in modern British history.   In the 1980s Margaret Thatcher's hardcore social an ... more
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The Sellout by Paul Beatty - £8.99
**WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016**   ‘Outrageous, hilarious and profound.' Simon Schama, Financial Times ‘The longer you stare at Beatty's pages, the smarter you'll get.' Guardian ‘The most badass first 100 pages of an American ... more
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Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta - £8.99
One day in 1968, at the height of the Biafran civil war, Ijeoma's father is killed and her world is transformed forever. Separated from her grief-stricken mother, she meets another young lost girl, Amina, and the two become inseparable. Theirs is a r ... more
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My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal - £8.99
A brother chosen. A brother left behind. And a family where you'd least expect to find one.  Leon is nine, and has a perfect baby brother called Jake. They have gone to live with Maureen, who has fuzzy red hair like a halo, and a belly like F ... more
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Madame Zero by Sarah Hall - £12.99
She is running and becoming smaller, running and becoming smaller, running in the light of the reddening sun, the red of her hair and her coat falling, the red of her fur and her body loosening. Running. Holding behind her a sudden, brazen object, wh ... more
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How to be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest by Sarah Corbett - £12.99
How to Be a Craftivist is a manifesto for quiet activism: how to tackle issues not with shouting and aggression but with gentle protest, using the process of ‘making’ to engage thoughtfully in the issues we are about, to influence and effect chan ... more
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Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland by Lavinia Greenlaw - £9.99
The Victorian artist and activist William Morris travelled to Iceland in search of an answer to the problem of how to live. His intimate journals, written for a friend, unconsciously explore questions of travel, noting his reaction to the idea of lea ... more
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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry - £8.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER   Overall Book of the Year and Fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2017 (Nibbies) Longlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction The Waterstones Book of the Year 2016 S ... more
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The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes - £7.99
In May 1937 a man in his early thirties waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to the Big House. Any celebrity he has known in the previous decade is no use to him now. And few who ... more
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The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Non-Fiction by Neil Gaiman - £8.99
A collection of speeches, articles, essays and introductions from Sunday Times bestselling author, commentator and craftsman Neil Gaiman.  The View from the Cheap Seats draws together myriad non-fiction writing by international phenomenon and Sun ... more
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Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami - £16.99
'I find writing novels a challenge, writing stories a joy. If writing novels is like planting a forest, then writing short stories is more like planting a garden.'   Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear ... more
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Nick Cave: Mercy on Me by Reinhard Kleist - £14.99
“An electrifying graphic biography of Nick Cave”   Musician, novelist, poet, actor: Nick Cave is a Renaissance man. His wide-ranging artistic output always uncompromising, hypnotic and intense is defined by an extraordinary gift for storyt ... more
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House of Names by Colm Tóibín - £14.99
'They cut her hair before they dragged her to the place of sacrifice. Her mouth was gagged to stop her cursing her father, her cowardly, two-tongued father. Nonetheless, they heard her muffled screams.'   On the day of his daughter's wedding, ... more
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Cheer Up Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate by Susan Calman - £8.99
"Nothing makes me happier than talking about depression. Packed with stories, humour and a bit of the serious stuff, I will literally write the book on how it feels to be told "Cheer up, Love"'"(Susan Calman) Susan Calman is a well known comedian ... more
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The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain - £8.99
***Shortlisted for the Costa Book Award***   ** The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller **   What is the difference between friendship and love? Or between neutrality and commitment? Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in 'neutral' Switze ... more
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Plum by Hollie McNish - £9.99
"She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love. She points out the absurdities we've grown too used to and lets us see the world with fresh eyes."(Kate Tempest) Hollie McNish, winner of the Ted Hughes Award for Poetry, has thrilled and entr ... more
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Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine - £9.99
Here, available for the first time in the UK, is the book in which Claudia Rankine first developed the 'American Lyric' form which makes her Forward Prize-winning collection Citizen so distinctive: an original combination of poetry, lyric essay, phot ... more
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The Mother of All Questions: Further Feminisms by Rebecca Solnit - £12.99
Following on from the success of Men Explain Things to Me comes a new collection of essays in which Rebecca Solnit opens up a feminism for all of us: one that doesn't stigmatize women's lives, whether they include spouses and children or not; that br ... more
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The Corbyn Colouring Book: #GE2017 Edition by James Nunn - £7.99
Comrades! Citizens!   Ready the pencil cases, arm yourselves with crayons, and prepare for revolution. The Corbyn Colouring Book has arrived.   Page after page of glorious line-drawings depicts The Leader in a variety of settings instructional ... more
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Gold from the Stone: New and Selected Poems by Lemn Sissay - £9.99
Lemn Sissay's first poetry collection was written aged eighteen and hand-sold to miners on the picket lines of Warrington. Since then his poems have been sculpted in iron and built from concrete, declaimed in over twenty countries. He has performed t ... more
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The Anxiety Journal: Exercises to Soothe Stress and Eliminate Anxiety Wherever You Are by Corinne Sweet, illustrated by Marcia Mihotich - £9.99
While some forms of anxiety are natural, even helpful, anxiety disorders can lead you into a spiral of stress and worry, and interfere with your everyday life.  Practical, supportive and uplifting, this is a journal for anyone who struggles w ... more
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Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World by Billy Bragg - £20.00
Roots, Radicals & Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is the first book to explore this phenomenon in depth – a meticulously researched and joyous account that explains how skiffle sparked a revolution that shaped pop music as we have come to ... more
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Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands by Stuart Hall - £25.00
'Sometimes I feel I was the last colonial'   This is the story, in his own words, of the extraordinary life of Stuart Hall: writer, thinker and one of the leading intellectual lights of his age. Growing up in a middle-class family in 1930s Jam ... more
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Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body by Sara Pascoe - £8.99
Take a funny and illuminating tour of the female body with award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe.   Women have so much going on, what with boobs and jealousy and menstruating and broodiness and sex and infidelity and pubes and wombs and jobs and memo ... more
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Modern Women: 52 Pioneers by Kira Cochrane - £20.00
Modern Women is a celebration of some of the­ influential and inspiring women who have changed the world through their lives, work and actions. From suffragettes to scientists, activists to artists, politicians to pilots and writers to riot grrrls, ... more
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The Good People by Hannah Kent - £8.99
Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize 2017   County Kerry, Ireland, 1825.   Nóra, bereft after the sudden death of her beloved husband, finds herself alone and caring for her young grandson Micheál. Micheál cannot speak and cannot w ... more
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No Way but Gentlenesse: A Memoir of How Kes, My Kestrel, Changed My Life by Richard Hines - £8.99
�There is no way but gentlenesse to redeeme a Hawke� Edmund Bert, 1619   Born and raised in the South Yorkshire mining village of Hoyland Common, Richard Hines remembers sliding down heaps of coal dust, listening out for the colliery siren at ... more
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The Power by Naomi Alderman - £8.99
WINNER OF THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 ORWELL PRIZE   What if the power to hurt were in women's hands?   Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - teenage girls find that with a flick of their finge ... more
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Where the Wild Dads Went by Katie Blackburn, illustrated by Sholto Walker - £10.99
The night Dad had a few cheeky ones after work, forgot the milk and tripped over the rubbish, Mum called him A Wild Thing and said "Don't mind me!" and spent the rest of the night on the phone...   In this hilarious, touching homage to Mauri ... more
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Hope Without Optimism by Terry Eagleton - £10.99
In a virtuoso display of erudition, thoughtfulness and humour, Terry Eagleton teases apart the concept of hope as it has been (often mistakenly) conceptualised over six millennia, from ancient Greece to today. He distinguishes hope from simple optimi ... more
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And the Sun Shines Now: How Hillsborough and the Premier League Changed Britain by Adrian Tempany - £9.99
On 15 April 1989, 96 people were fatally injured on a football terrace at an FA Cup semi-final in Sheffield. The Hillsborough disaster was broadcast live on the BBC; it left millions of people traumatised, and English football in ruins.   And the ... more
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David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT music by Darryl W. Bullock - £18.99
From the birth of jazz in the red-light district of New Orleans, through the rock 'n' roll years, Swinging Sixties and all-singing and all-dancing disco days of the '70s, to modern pop, electronica and reggae – the LGBT community has played a cruci ... more
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The Ways of the World by David Harvey - £9.99
The essential anthology of writings by the world's leading Marxist thinker: this book presents a sequence of landmark works in David Harvey's intellectual journey over five decades.   It shows how experiencing the riots, despair and injustice ... more
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Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbours by Slavoj �i�ek - £7.99
Today, hundreds of thousands of people, desperate to escape war, violence and poverty, are crossing the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe. Our response from our protected European standpoint, argues Slavoj Zizek, offers two versions of ideologic ... more
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Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics by Richard Seymour - £9.99
Demolishing the Blairite opposition in 2015, Jeremy Corbyn saw off an attempted coup against his leadership under the banner of the "soft left" one year on. This unassuming antiwar socialist now leads Labour with a huge mandate. For the first time in ... more
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo - £17.99
THE SENSATIONAL NO.1 BESTSELLER   What if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the ki ... more
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Shrinking Violets: The Secret Life of Shyness by Joe Moran - £9.99
Our success as a species is built on sociability, so shyness in humans should be an anomaly. But it's actually remarkably common - we all know what it's like to cringe in embarrassment, stand tongue-tied at the fringe of an unfamiliar group, or flush ... more
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Taduno's Song by Odafe Atogun - £8.99
“When music is silent you hear the laughter of the tyrant”   A powerful debut from a new voice in contemporary African writing.   The day a stained brown envelope arrives from Taduno’s homeland, he knows that the time has come ... more
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Sound System: The Political Power of Music by Dave Randall - £12.99
Musicians have often wanted to change the world. From underground innovators to pop icons many have believed in the political power of music. Rulers recognise it too. Music has been used to challenge the political and social order - and to prop up th ... more
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Lenin 2017 by V. I. Lenin and Slavoj Žižek - £12.99
One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, Žižek shows why Lenin’s thought is still important today.   V. I. Lenin’s originality and importance as a revolutionary leader is most often associated with the seizure of power in 1917. Bu ... more
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Who Rules the World? by Noam Chomsky - £9.99
Internationally renowned political commentator Noam Chomsky examines America's pursuit and exercise of power in a post 9/11 world   Noam Chomsky is the world's foremost intellectual activist. Over the last half century, no one has done more to que ... more
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The Vanishing Futurist by Charlotte Hobson - £8.99
When twenty-two-year-old Gerty Freely travels to Russia to work as a governess in early 1914, she has no idea of the vast political upheavals ahead, nor how completely her fate will be shaped by them. Yet as her intimacy with the charismatic inventor ... more
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Charcoal Joe by Walter Mosley - £8.99
Walter Mosley - 'simply the best crime writer around today' Guardian - brings back his iconic hero, Easy Rawlins, in a frenetic adventure through the shady streets of LA.   IS EASY RAWLINS A MATCH FOR CHARCOAL JOE?   Life for Easy Rawlins ... more
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Best British Short Stories 2017 by Nicholas Royle (Editor) - £9.99
The nation’s favourite annual guide to the short story, now in its seventh year.  Best British Short Stories invites you to judge a book by its cover – or more accurately, by its title. This critically acclaimed series aims to reprint the ... more
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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman - £20.00
The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling – from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, bestselling fiction. Now ... more
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The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram Kidnappings & Islamic Militancy in Nigeria by Helon Habila - £6.00
An urgent Penguin Special investigating the 2014 mass-kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by the world's deadliest terrorists.  On 14th April 2014, 276 girls disappeared from a secondary school in northern Nigeria, kidnapped by the world's deadlies ... more
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The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom - £7.99
From number one New York Times bestseller, Mitch Albom, author of The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays With Morrie, comes his latest inspirational, moving and heart-warming novel.   At nine years old, Frankie Presto is sent to Ameri ... more
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Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold by Margaret Atwood - £8.99
‘It’s got a thunderstorm in it. And revenge. Definitely revenge.’   Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he’s staging a Tempest like no oth ... more
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My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 AND THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016. A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.  An exquisite story of mothers and daughters from the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge.  Lucy ... more
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Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida - £14.99
Following his ground-breaking international bestseller The Reason I Jump, written when he was only thirteen, Naoki Higashida offers equally illuminating and practical insights into autism from his current perspective as a young man.   Naoki Hi ... more
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Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir by Joel Grey - £14.99
Joel Grey, the Tony and Academy Award-winning Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret finally tells his remarkable life story.   Born Joel David Katz to a wild and wooly Jewish American family in Cleveland, Ohio in 1932, Joel began his life in the th ... more
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All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan - £7.99
‘Martin Toppy is the son of a famous Traveller and the father of my unborn child. He’s seventeen, I'm thirty-three. I was his teacher. I’d have killed myself by now if I was brave enough. I don’t think it would hurt the baby. His little heart ... more
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Sex & Death: Stories by Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs (Editor) - £8.99
How we come in, and how we go out, sex and death: these are the governing drives, our two greatest themes.   In this provocative and haunting collection of short stories, acclaimed writers probe the nature of, and connection between two of ... more
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A Woman's Work by Harriet Harman - £20.00
When Harriet Harman started her career, men-only job adverts and a 'women's rate' of pay were the norm, female MPs were a tiny minority - a woman couldn't even sign for a mortgage. But, she argues, we should never just be grateful that things are bet ... more
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A Natural History of the Hedgerow: And Ditches, Dykes and Dry Stone Walls by John Wright - £9.99
It is difficult to think of a more quintessential symbol of the British countryside than the British Hedgerow, bursting with blackberries, hazelnuts and sloes, and home to oak and ash, field mice and butterflies. But as much as we might dream about f ... more
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Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen - £9.99
"Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this."(Bruce Springsteen) In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band p ... more
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The Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis by George Monbiot - £14.99
A thrilling new route to a better society.   A toxic ideology of extreme competition and individualism has come to dominate our world. It misrepresents human nature, destroying hope and common purpose. Only a positive vision can replace it, a new ... more
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1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin - £4.99
The QI team have blown your socks off, made your jaw drop and knocked you sideways. Now they return with 1,234 brand-new mind-blowing facts that will leave you speechless.  - Flowers get suntans. - Denmark imports prisoners. - Bees can fly ... more
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The Production of Money: How to Break the Power of Bankers by Ann Pettifor - £12.99
What is money, where does it come from, and who controls it?  In this accessible, brilliantly argued book, leading political economist Ann Pettifor explains in straightforward terms history’s most misunderstood invention: the money system. Pe ... more
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100 Hugs by Chris Riddell - £9.99
100 Hugs is a gorgeous collection of hugs from Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is the perfect gift for a loved one, or to cheer yourself up on a dark day.  The beautiful illustrations from three-time winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal co ... more
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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge - £16.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR A BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD   What does it mean to be a person of colour in a world dominated by white privilege? Exploring everything from eradicated black history ... more
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Party Animals: My Family and Other Communists by David Aaronovitch - £9.99
In July 1961, just before David Aaronovitch's seventh birthday, Yuri Gagarin came to London. The Russian cosmonaut was everything the Aaronovitch family wished for - a popular and handsome embodiment of modern communism.  But who were they, these ... more
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What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi - £7.99
The stories collected in What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours are linked by more than the exquisitely winding prose of their creator: Helen Oyeyemi's ensemble cast of characters slip from the pages of their own stories only to surface in another.   ... more
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A Jihad for Love by Mohamed El Bachiri with David van Reybrouck - £5.99
Mohamed El-Bachiri is a driver on the Brussels metro rail system. He grew up and lives in the suburb of Molenbeek, notorious as the place from which a number of Belgian jihadis have come. He is also the husband of Loubna Lafquiri, the love of his lif ... more
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Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults by Laurie Penny - £12.99
"I can't really think of another writer who so consistently and bravely keeps thinking and talking and learning and trying to make the world better"(Caitlin Moran) Smart and provocative, witty and uncompromising, this collection of Laurie Penn ... more
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Something Dark by Lemn Sissay - £9.99
Something Dark tells the true story of Lemn Sissay who as a baby was given up by his Ethiopian mother in the 1960s. He was renamed Norman Greenwood and nicknamed Chalky White throughout his turbulent childhood in care, only to find out his real name ... more
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The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon - £7.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES DOUBLE BESTSELLER "Part whodunnit, part coming of age, this is a gripping debut about the secrets behind every door"(RACHEL JOYCE) A very special book’ NATHAN FILER An utter delight’ SARAH WINMAN A delight’ PAULA HAWKIN ... more
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Estates: An Intimate History by Lynsey Hanley - £9.99
Lynsey Hanley was born and raised just outside of Birmingham on what was then the largest council estate in Europe, and she has lived for years on an estate in London's East End.  Writing with passion, humour and a sense of history, she recounts ... more
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Pocket Bowie Wisdom: Inspirational Words from a Rock Legend by David Bowie - £5.99
‘I’m just a cosmic yob, I suppose.’ ‘I change every day. I’m not outrageous. I’m David Bowie.’ ‘I’m an instant star. Just add water and stir.’ Genre-hopping, gender-bending: Bowie has never been afraid to pushthe bound ... more
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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool by Peter Turner - £7.99
On 29 September 1981, Peter Turner received a phone call that would change his life. His former lover, Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame, had collapsed in a Lancaster hotel and was refusing medical attention. He had no choice but to take her into his ... more
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The Golden House by Salman Rushdie - £18.99
**New York Times bestseller**   When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, taking 'Roman' names, and move into a grand mansion in ... more
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Citizen Clem by John Bew - £12.99
The Orwell Prize-winning biography of Clement Attlee, a landmark contribution to the political dialogue by the 'outstanding historian of his generation'  **WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING** **WINNER OF THE ELIZABETH LONGFORD ... more
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Alice in Brexitland by Leavis Carroll - £7.99
Lying on a riverbank on a lazy summer’s afternoon – 23rd June 2016, to be precise – Alice spots a flustered-looking white rabbit called Dave calling for a referendum. Following him down a rabbit-hole, she emerges into a strange new land, where ... more
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50 Queers Who Changed the World: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Icons by Dan Jones - £10.00
Featuring beautifully illustrated portraits and profiles, 50 Queers Who Changed the World is a tribute to some of the most inspirational people of all time.   LGBTQ people are some of the coolest in history – legendary figures such as Fredd ... more
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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy - £18.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017   THE SUNDAY TIMES #1 BESTSELLER and THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   The first novel in 20 years from the Booker-prize winning author of The God of Small Things.   The Ministry of Utmost H ... more
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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures by Charlie English - £20.00
Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world’s most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda ... more
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I, Maybot: The Rise and Fall by John Crace - £9.99
Throughout 2017 John Crace, the Guardian’s parliamentary sketch writer, has watched Theresa May’s efforts to remain strong and stable - and, indeed, Prime Minister. He coined the term 'Maybot' for her malfunctioning public appearances. And now, i ... more
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The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison - £18.95
America’s foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What ... more
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How Much the Heart Can Hold: Seven Stories on Love by Various authors - £8.99
Stories by Carys Bray, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Bernardine Evaristo, Grace McCleen, Donal Ryan, Nikesh Shukla, and D.W. Wilson.  A brilliant collection of seven original stories by award-winning authors, inspired by different concepts of love.  ... more
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You Will Not Have My Hate by Antoine Leiris, translated by Sam Taylor - £7.99
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER   What matters most in life? How do you build a happy life when terrible things happen? What is left behind when you lose the person you love the most?  One night last winter, Antoine Leiris was at home looking aft ... more
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A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled by Ruby Wax - £8.99
500 years ago no-one died of stress: we invented this concept and now we let it rule us. We might have evolved to be able to miraculously balance on seven-inch heels, but as far as our emotional development is concerned we're still swimming with the ... more
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Nightmare in Berlin by Hans Fallada, translated by Allan Blunden - £8.99
Available for the first time in English, here is an unforgettable portrayal by a master novelist of the physical and psychological devastation wrought in the homeland by Hitler’s war.   Late April, 1945. The war is over yet Dr Doll, a loner and ... more
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Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti - £14.99
Art Sex Music is the autobiography of a musician who, as a founding member of the avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle and electronic pioneers Chris & Cosey, has consistently challenged the boundaries of music over the past four decades.   It i ... more
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The Dark Circle by Linda Grant - £8.99
The Second World War is over, a new decade is beginning but for an East End teenage brother and sister living on the edge of the law, life has been suspended.  Sent away to a tuberculosis sanatorium in Kent to learn the way of the patient, they find ... more
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The Bricks That Built the Houses by Kate Tempest - £8.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER � Award-winning poet and rapper Kate Tempest's electrifying debut novel takes us into the beating heart of the capital in this multi-generational tale of drugs, desire and belonging. � It gets into your bones. You ... more
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Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga - £9.99
Winner of the 2017 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize A Waterstones.com History Book of the Year Longlisted for the Orwell Prize Shortlisted for the inaugural Jhalak Prize   In Black and British, award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga ... more
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Hot Milk by Deborah Levy - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2016   Plunge into this hypnotic tale of female sexuality and power - from the Man Booker shortlisted author of Swimming Home.   Two women arrive in a village on th ... more
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How Not To Be a Boy by Robert Webb - £16.99
“It sounded to me that to be a gentleman, you needed both manners and bravery. And that thought was horribly fascinating. Because I thought only wimps needed manners. And only tough guys were brave”   Following Peep Show, and alongside Back, t ... more
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Dismembered: How the Attack on the State Harms Us All by Polly Toynbee & David Walker - £9.99
What is the state? And what's it ever done for you? More than you think.   The state houses us, educates us, employs us, protects us on the street and in the wider world. It binds us all together. And it's under threat.   Toynbee and Wa ... more
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Trans Voices: Becoming Who You Are by Declan Henry - £12.99
Personal, first-hand accounts from transgender and non-binary individuals and the diverse experiences and challenges they face before, during and after transition.  This comprehensive introduction to trans issues details the social, physical and ... more
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Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett - £9.99
'I seem to have banged on this year rather more than usual. I make no apology for that, nor am I nervous that it will it make a jot of difference. I shall still be thought to be kindly, cosy and essentially harmless. I am in the pigeon-hole marked 'n ... more
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The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman - £8.99
Incredibly informative and beautifully written, The Genius of Birds richly celebrates the triumphs of these surprising and fiercely intelligent creatures.   Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. In fact, according to revolutionary new res ... more
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Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment by Yanis Varoufakis - £20.00
"One of the greatest political memoirs of all time"(Guardian) What happens when you take on the establishment? In this blistering, personal account, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis blows the lid on Europe's hidden agenda and exposes what a ... more
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How Did We Get into This Mess? Politics, Equality, Nature by George Monbiot - £9.99
Leading political and environmental commentator on where we have gone wrong, and what to do about it.   �Without countervailing voices, naming and challenging power, political freedom withers and dies. Without countervailing voices, a better wor ... more
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Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge - £8.99
Saturday, November 23rd, 2013. It was just another day in America; an unremarkable Saturday on which ten children and teens were killed by gunfire. The youngest was nine; the oldest was nineteen. White, Black and Latino, they fell in suburbs, hamlets ... more
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The Age of Bowie by Paul Morley - £9.99
"A handsome six footer with a warm and engaging personality, Davie Jones has all it takes to get to the show business heights including... talent."(David Bowie at 17 in May, 1964 writing his own press biography.) Respected arts commentator Pau ... more
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Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds by Cordelia Fine - £14.99
WINNER OF THE 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE   Testosterone Rex is the powerful myth that squashes hopes of sex equality by telling us that men and women have evolved different natures. Fixed in an ancestral past that ... more
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One Year Wiser: A Graphic Guide to Mindful Living by Mike Medaglia - £12.99
As we travel through the world, we are often faced with conflicts and challenges that cause unhappiness, fear or anxiety. The practice of mindfulness has the power to transform this negativity into feelings of love, compassion and positivity.   I ... more
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Nina is Not OK by Shappi Khorsandi - £7.99
Nina does not have a drinking problem. She likes a drink, sure. But what 17-year-old doesn’t?   Nina’s mum isn’t so sure. But she’s busy with her new husband and five year old Katie. And Nina’s almost an adult after all.   And if Nina ... more
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So They Call You Pisher! A Memoir by Michael Rosen - £16.99
The brilliant family memoir of the much-beloved poet and political campaigner.  In this hilarious, moving memoir, much-loved children’s poet and political campaigner Michael Rosen recalls the first twenty-three years of his life. He was bor ... more
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Ten Myths About Israel by Ilan Pappe - £9.99
The myths — and reality — behind the state of Israel.  In this groundbreaking book, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the Occupation, the outspoken and radical Israeli historian Ilan Pappe examines the most contested ideas concerning ... more
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Walls Come Tumbling Down: The Music and Politics of Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone and Red Wedge by Daniel Rachel - £12.99
Walls Come Tumbling Down charts the pivotal period between 1976 and 1992 that saw politics and pop music come together for the first time in Britain's musical history; musicians and their fans suddenly became instigators of social change, and 'the po ... more
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Life After Life: A Guildford Four Memoir by Paddy Armstrong, with Mary-Elaine Tynan - £12.99
Looking back over the last six, almost seven decades, the images that flash through my mind are hardly believable – sometimes, it feels like I’m remembering someone else’s life. The truth is, I’ve lived three very different lives: the one bef ... more
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Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak - £7.99
On a spring evening in Istanbul, Peri is on her way to a dinner party - a night of luxury a far cry from her upbringing. But when her handbag is stolen her world shifts violently. She starts to doubt how she got here: a traumatic Istanbul childhood, ... more
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Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan - £8.99
1901. Cork can sound very similar to New York to foreign ears and tired brains, so it’s no surprise that Ruth’s family – Jewish refugees fleeing the European pogroms – mistakenly disembark from their boat to America a few stops and a few coun ... more
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The Courage of Hopelessness: Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously by Slavoj Žižek - £16.99
In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as all that, that there is light at the end of the tunnel.   Yet, argues Slavoj Žižek, it is only when we ... more
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The Good Witch's Guide: A Modern-Day Wiccapedia of Magickal Ingredients and Spells by Shawn Robbins and Charity Bedel - £12.99
From cleansing spells to hands-on healing to the spiritual use of herbs, witches know which magickal and natural remedies work best!  The Good Witch’s Guide offers a treasure chest filled with holistic Wiccan magic and lore. Illustrated thr ... more
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White Tears by Hari Kunzru - £14.99
A feverish new tale from the bestselling author of The Impressionist: two ambitious young musicians are drawn into a dark underworld, haunted by the ghosts of a repressive past.  Two twenty-something New Yorkers: Seth, awkward and shy, and Ca ... more
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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - £7.99
From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.   NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER 2016 ... more
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Not Guilty: Queer Stories from a Century of Discrimination by Sue Elliott and Steve Humphries - £12.99
Only fifty years ago, sex between men was a crime. The Sexual Offences Act 1967 changed that in part, sparking a chain of social reforms that altered the face of British society for ever. But it was only the beginning of the long fight for equality i ... more
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People Power: Fighting for Peace from the First World War to the Present by Lyn Smith - £24.95
People Power charts the history of the anti-war movement in the UK from the outbreak of the First World War to present-day conflicts in the Middle East, telling the story of conscientious objectors and others who have been engaged in protest over the ... more
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Our Young Man by Edmund White - £8.99
'Has everyone always been in love with you? Of course they have, who am I kidding? What did they say about Helen of Troy? That her face launched a thousand ships? That's you, you're that beautiful. A thousand ships'   New York City in the eigh ... more
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Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time by Michael du Preez and Jeremy Dronfield - £9.99
A Sunday Times Book of the Year As featured on the BBC Radio 2 Book Club  Dr James Barry: Inspector General of Hospitals, army surgeon, duellist, reformer, ladykiller, eccentric. He performed the first successful Caesarean in the British E ... more
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The Girls by Emma Cline - £7.99
** The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller ** ** The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller **  California. The summer of 1969. In the dying days of a floundering counter-culture a young girl is unwittingly caught up in unthinkable violence, and a decisi ... more
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The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar - £9.99
The Return is at once a universal and an intensely personal tale. It is an exquisite meditation on how history and politics can bear down on an individual life. And yet Hisham Matar's memoir isn't just about the burden of the past, but the consolatio ... more
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Known and Strange Things by Teju Cole - £8.99
A blazingly intelligent first collection of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief.  With these pieces on politics, photography, travel, history and literature – many of which have become viral sensatio ... more
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i-SPY Signs and Instructions: You Must Obey by Sam Jordison - £4.99
From Sam Jordison, author of the bestselling Crap Towns series, comes I-SPY for Grown-ups.  The I-SPY concept is very simple: it’s like the I spy with my little eye’ game, only instead of all the tedious stuff about something beginning with ... more
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I-SPY the UK: While It Lasts by Sam Jordison - £4.99
From Sam Jordison, author of the bestselling Crap Towns series, comes I-SPY for Grown-ups.   The I-SPY concept is very simple: it’s like the I spy with my little eye’ game, only instead of all the tedious stuff about something beginning with ... more
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Pocket Piketty by Jesper Roine - £6.99
A handy introduction to one of the 21st century's most important works on the economy.   Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century has been hailed as a masterpiece, making a powerful case that wealth inequality is not an accident, ... more
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What Happened, Miss Simone? by Alan Light - £9.99
Inspired by the Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary, this is the story of the real Miss Simone.   What Happened, Miss Simone? tells the story of incandescent soul singer and Black Power icon Nina Simone, one of the most influential, provocativ ... more
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Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran - £8.99
�I�ve lived through ten iOS upgrades on my Mac � and that�s just something I use to muck about on Twitter. Surely capitalism is due an upgrade or two?�   When Caitlin Moran sat down to choose her favourite pieces for her new book she ... more
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Respectable: The Experience of Class by Lynsey Hanley - £9.99
Society is often talked about as a ladder, from which you can climb from bottom to top. The walls are less talked about. This book is about how people try to get over them, whether they manage to or not.   In autumn 1992, growing up on a vast Birm ... more
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Bob Crow: Socialist, Leader, Fighter: A Political Biography by Gregor Gall - £20.00
Bob Crow was the most high-profile and militant union leader of his generation. This biography focuses on his leadership of the RMT union, examining and exposing a number of popular myths created about him by political opponents. Using the schema of ... more
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October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville - £18.99
Award-winning author China Miéville plunges us into the year the world was turned upside down.   On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, China Miéville tells the extraordinary story of this pivotal moment in history.   In Februa ... more
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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders - £18.99
A NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  'It would be an understatement to call this novel an extraordinary tour de force' Sunday Times  The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prize-winning, National Book Award-shortlisted George S ... more
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Creating Freedom: Power, Control and the Fight for Our Future by Raoul Martinez - £10.99
The ideal of freedom is at the heart of our political and economic system. It is foundational to our sense of justice, our way of life, our conception of what it is to be human. But are we free in the way that we think we are?  In Creating Freedo ... more
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Hinterland by Chris Mullin - £9.99
All serious politicians are supposed to possess a hinterland, but not all do. Chris Mullin was one who did. By the time he entered parliament he had reported from the wars in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and tracked down the survivors of the CIA operat ... more
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The Liar's Quartet: Bravo Figaro!, Cuckooed, the Red Shed - Playscripts, Notes and Commentary by Mark Thomas - £9.99
Funny, provocative and moving, The Liar’s Quartet includes the scripts with brand new commentary from Mark Thomas’ most acclaimed comic, political theatre. Layered with political insight (and insult), and peppered with anecdote, this is a bravura ... more
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Don't Panic, I'm Islamic: How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Alien Next Door by Lynn Gaspard (Editor) - £12.99
"Bursting with creativity, wit and intelligence"(Brian Eno) How can you tell if your neighbour is speaking Muslim? Is a mosque a kind of hedgehog? Can I get fries with that burka? You can’t trust the media any longer, but there’s no need to fr ... more
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Solar Bones by Mike McCormack - £8.99
Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2016 and BGE Irish Book of the Year 2016.  Marcus Conway has come a long way to stand in the kitchen of his home and remember the rhythms and routines of his life.  Considering with his engineer's mind how thi ... more
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Content Provider: Selected Short Prose Pieces, 2011-2016 by Stewart Lee - £8.99
Over the last five years, often when David Mitchell has been on holiday, the comedian Stewart Lee has been attempting to understand modern Britain, and his own place in it, in a series of irregular newspaper columns. Will Scotland become the Promised ... more
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The Descent of Man by Grayson Perry - £8.99
"A breeze of a read, makes you see our male-manufactured world a little differently... Grayson Perry has written the very book I wanted to write"(Matt Haig) "GRAYSON PERRY FOR KING AND QUEEN OF ENGLAND. Imagine how BRILLIANT our country would look ... more
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Dirt Road by James Kelman - £8.99
Shortlisted for Saltire Fiction Book of the Year 2016 "A celebration of what it is to be human"(Spectator) Murdo, a teenager obsessed with music, dreams of a life beyond home. His recently widowed dad, Tom, stumbles towards the future, terri ... more
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The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2016   From the writer of one of the most memorable debuts of recent years.   An eighteen-year-old Irish girl arrives in London to study drama and falls violently in love with an older actor. This older man ... more
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The Equality Effect: Improving Life for Everyone by Danny Dorling - £9.99
The Equality Effect is almost magical. In more equal countries, human beings are generally happier and healthier, there is less crime, more creativity and higher educational attainment. Danny Dorling delivers all evidence that is now so overwhelming ... more
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The Wonder by Emma Donoghue - £7.99
An eleven-year-old girl stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse, sent to investigate whether she is a fraud, meets a journalist hungry for a story.   Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, Emma Donoghue's The Wonder - inspi ... more
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Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016   In Canada in 1991, ten-year-old Marie and her mother invite a guest into their home: a young woman who has fled China in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests. Her name is Ai-Ming.   As her re ... more
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Farewell Speeches by Barack Obama and Michelle Obama - £8.99
“Show up. Dive in. Persevere. Sometimes you’ll win. Sometimes you’ll lose.”   The final speeches of the forty-fourth President of the United States, Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama. Both speeches were instant and moving lan ... more
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Paul McCartney: The Biography by Philip Norman - £10.99
Illuminating biography of legendary composer, musician and performer Paul McCartney.  The first biography written with Paul McCartney's approval and with access to family members and friends closest to him.  Superbly evoking half a ce ... more
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Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves by Kate T. Parker - £13.99
Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photograp ... more
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A Dangerous Crossing by Jane Mitchell - £7.99
Ghalib doesn’t want to leave his home, but Syria has become too dangerous, and his family has no choice but to flee. Together they start out on a terrible journey that leads them through dark and dangerous places. They come under fire; they are fle ... more
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Don't Tell Me You're Afraid by Giuseppe Catozzella - £7.99
Based on a remarkable true story, Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid is a moving, inspiring novel of a life lived in hope.   Samia Omar grows up in war-torn Somalia, dreaming of being a world-class sprinter. She sleeps with a photo of Mo Farah by her ... more
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Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life by Yiyun Li - £14.99
A luminous memoir from the award-winning author of The Vagrants and A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.  'What a long way it is from one life to another. Yet why write if not for that distance?'  Startlingly original and shining with quiet wisd ... more
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Street Spirit: The Power of Protest and Mischief by Steve Crawshaw, with a Foreword by Ai Weiwei - £16.99
When no one’s listening, it takes more than shouting louder to be heard...   Street Spirit is a celebration of some of the most remarkable protests from around the world that have used humour, courage and creativity to bring about change. Am ... more
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Swing Time by Zadie Smith - £8.99
An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from north west London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty.   Two brown girls dream of being dancers - but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: abo ... more
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Frida Kahlo: The Story of Her Life by Vanna Vinci - £19.99
The perfect subject for a graphic novel, Frida Kahlo’s brief life was dramatic and romantic, tragic and painful.   In this illustrated “biography”, Vanna Vinci captures the spirit of Kahlo’s world in boldly colored, minutely detailed ... more
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I Wonder What I'm Thinking About? by Moose Allain - £20.00
An illustrated insight into the world of the artist, cartoonist and prolific tweeter. "I wonder what I'm thinking about? As an artist people sometimes ask me what my work is like (particularly if they haven't seen it…). It's a question that ... more
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Augustown by Kei Miller - £8.99
From Kei Miller, the winner of the 2014 Forward Prize, a magical and haunting novel set in the underbelly of Jamaica.  It is 11 April 1982 and a smell is coming down John Golding Road right alongside the boy-child, something attached to him, ... more
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The Art of Mindful Birdwatching: Reflections on Freedom & Being by Claire Thompson - £8.99
Through personal anecdote and expert insight, Claire Thompson of BirdLife International invites us on a mindful journey through gardens, cities, open country, forests, coasts and mountains to enjoy and learn from the magnificent beauty and diversity ... more
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Why We March: Signs Of Protest And Hope by Artisan - £11.99
On January 21, 2017, millions of people gathered worldwide for the Women’s March, one of the largest demonstrations in political history. Together they raised their voices in hope, protest, and solidarity.   This inspiring collection featur ... more
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Ten: Poets of the New Generation by Karen McCarthy Woolf (Editor) - £9.95
Ten: Poets of the New Generation presents the work of ten exciting British poets from diverse backgrounds. It is the third anthology from The Complete Works poetry mentoring scheme, a national programme supporting exceptional black and Asian poets fo ... more
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The Battle for Home: Memoir of a Syrian Architect by Marwa al-Sabouni - £8.99
‘Everyone in Syria has lived his war. Every day people have fought for their lives, every day has brought a bid for survival, but it is not only bodies that suffer; souls, too, go through these battles, dying a thousand times in anticipation, only ... more
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Smile by Roddy Doyle - £14.99
Smile has all the features for which Roddy Doyle has become famous: the razor-sharp dialogue, the humour, the superb evocation of childhood – but this is a novel unlike any he has written before. When you finish the last page you will have been cha ... more
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Cast Away: Stories of Survival from Europe's Refugee Crisis by Charlotte McDonald-Gibson - £9.99
Riot police are shutting down borders, 800 lives are lost in a single shipwreck, a boy's body washes up on a beach: this is the European Union in summer 2015. But how did a bloc founded upon the values of human rights and dignity for all reach this p ... more
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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay - £13.99
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.   'I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself ... more
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Is Monogamy Dead? Rethinking Relationships in the 21st Century by Rosie Wilby - £8.99
In early 2013, comedian Rosie Wilby found herself at a crossroads with everything she'd ever believed about romantic relationships. When people asked, 'who's the love of your life?' there was no simple answer. Did they mean her former flatmate who sh ... more
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My Father's Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die by Kevin Toolis - £16.99
An intimate, lyrical memoir exploring the ancient rite of the Irish wake, and the Irish way of overcoming our fear of death - Being Mortal meets The Last Act of Love.  Death is a whisper in the Anglo-Saxon world. But on a remote island, off t ... more
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Pimp State: Sex, Money and the Future of Equality by Kat Banyard - £8.99
Never before have prostitution, strip clubs and pornography been as profitable, widely used or embedded in mainstream culture as they are today. How society should respond to the rise of the sex trade is shaping up to be one of the Twenty-First Centu ... more
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All That Man Is by David Szalay - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 MAN BOOKER PRIZE Winner of the 2016 Gordon Burn Prize   Nine men. Each of them at a different stage of life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving – in the suburbs of Prague, beside a Belgian motorway, ... more
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Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe by Antony Loewenstein - £9.99
How Capitalism makes a fortune from disaster, poverty and catastrophe.   Disaster has become big business. Best-selling journalist Antony Loewenstein trav­els across Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, the United States, Britain, ... more
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At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell - £8.99
Paris, near the turn of 1933. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new way of thi ... more
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Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers - £8.99
From the bestselling author of The Circle, a hilarious and heart-warming misadventure through modern America: it's time for the family vacation...   Josie's life is falling apart - lawsuits raining down, her business down the drain and a feckl ... more
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Guapa by Saleem Haddad - £10.99
A Middle-Eastern capital caught in the revolutionary wave of the Arab Spring.  A day in the life of a young man disillusioned with both East and West and struggling to find a place for himself in a society ruled by hypocrisy and contradictions. ... more
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No is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics by Naomi Klein - £12.99
Naomi Klein - award-winning journalist, bestselling author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, scourge of brand bullies and corporate liars - gives us the toolkit we need to survive our surreal, shocking age.  Reme ... more
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And the Weak Suffer What They Must? Europe, Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability by Yanis Varoufakis - £8.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER � The crisis in Europe is not over, it's getting worse. In this dramatic narrative of Europe�s economic rise and spectacular fall, Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece, �the emerging rock st ... more
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Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling by Philip Pullman - £20.00
In over thirty essays, written over twenty years, one of the world’s great storytellers meditates on storytelling. Warm, funny, generous, entertaining and, above all, deeply considered, they offer thoughts on a wide variety of topics, including the ... more
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This Census-Taker by China Miéville - £7.99
In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a traumatic event. He tries - and fails - to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape.   When at ... more
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Five Lose Dad in the Garden Centre by Bruno Vincent - £7.99
Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans.   Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy are keen to show Uncle Quentin what ... more
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2084: The End of the World by Boualem Sansal - £11.99
WINNER OF THE FRENCH ACADEMY GRAND PRIX   A tribute to George Orwell's 1984 and a cry of protest against totalitarianism of all kinds, Sansal's 2084 tells the story of a near future in which religious extremists have established an oppressive cali ... more
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Patti Smith: American Artist by Frank Stefanko - £14.99
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Autumn by Ali Smith - £8.99
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Winter by Ali Smith - £16.99
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Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London by Lauren Elkin - £9.99
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The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money by Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier - £9.99
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Devotion: Why I Write by Patti Smith - £12.99
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The Co-Op's Got Bananas: A Memoir of Growing Up in the Post-War North by Hunter Davies - £8.99
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Liberals worldwide invoke Scandinavia as a promised land of equality, while most conservatives fear it as a hotbed of liberty-threatening socialism. But the left and right can usually agree on one thing: that the Nordic system is impossible to replic ... more
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