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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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In Hardship and Hope: A History of the Liverpool Irish by Greg Quiery - £12.00
"I had the good fortune to read in a proof copy Greg Quiery’s book. It is that unique combination of careful and popular scholarship. He pulls all the strands of the complicated history of the Irish in Liverpool and district together in a few hund ... more
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Pablo Picasso's Noel by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Lea Maupetit - £7.99
A sweet winter light blushed as Pablo Picasso walked his dog under the cypress trees and the bell of the old chapel guessed at the hour. It was Christmas Eve.'   Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy's new Christmas poem, Pablo Picasso's Noel foll ... 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 Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell - £14.99
Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A ... 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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The BBC National Short Story Award 2017 by Joanna Trollope (Editor) - £7.99
Featuring Will Eaves, Jenni Fagan, Cynan Jones, Benjamin Markovits & Helen Oyeyemi INCLUDING THE WINNING STORY, 'THE EDGE OF THE SHOAL', BY CYNAN JONES   There is in the short story, at its most characteristic, something we do not often fin ... more
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Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly - £8.99
The Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller  Now a major motion picture. Oscar Nominated For Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.  Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female m ... more
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Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism by Yanis Varoufakis - £14.99
Yanis Varoufakis, the bestselling author of Adults in the Room, uses personal stories and famous myths to explain what economics is and why it has the power to change our world.  Why is there so much inequality? In this intimate and accessible bo ... more
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The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris - £20.00
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER   From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist & author Jackie Morris.  All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. These are the words of th ... more
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The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris - £20.00
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER   From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist & author Jackie Morris.  All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. These are the words of th ... more
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The Stolen Child by Lisa Carey - £8.99
A gothic intrigue, for fans of The Snow Child, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Sarah Waters and M. R. Carey.   St Brigid's is a remote island off the west coast of Ireland. It is a barren place and its small community is dwindling. But accor ... more
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The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus by Dr Hannah Fry and Dr Thomas Oléron Evans - £9.99
How do you apply game theory to select who should be on your Christmas shopping list ? Can you predict Her Majesty's Christmas Message? Will calculations show Santa is getting steadily thinner - shimmying up and down chimneys for a whole night - or f ... more
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Five Escape Brexit Island by Bruno Vincent - £7.99
'Escape first, talk about politics later!' said George.   From the author of Number One Christmas bestseller, Five on Brexit Island, join the Five in their next hilarious adventure in this bestselling series for grown-ups!   It's a year ... more
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Five Get Gran Online by Bruno Vincent - £7.99
The Five go north to see their grandmother - Granny Barnard - who they haven't caught up with for many years, since she remarried. She is alone over the Easter weekend and so the Five decide to look after and reconnect.  They're shocked to find ... 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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The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography by Edmund Gordon - £10.99
WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD   Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Financial Times, Spectator and Observer   Angela Carter’s life was as unconventional as anything in her fiction ... more
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Swimming with Seals by Victoria Whitworth - £7.99
This is a memoir of intense physical and personal experience, exploring how swimming with seals, gulls and orcas in the cold waters off Orkney provided Victoria Whitworth with an escape from a series of life crises and helped her to deal with intoler ... 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 Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write by Sabrina Mahfouz (Editor) - £12.99
From established literary heavyweights to emerging spoken word artists, the writers in this ground-breaking collection blow away the narrow image of the ‘Muslim Woman’.   Hear from users of Islamic Tinder, a disenchanted Maulana working as ... more
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Radical Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy by Lynne Segal - £16.99
What is the true meaning of happiness? Lynne Segal explores the radical potential of being together.   Why are we so obsessed by the pursuit of happiness? With new ways to measure contentment we are told that we have a right to individual joy. But ... 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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Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order) by Bridget Quinn, illustrated by Lisa Congdon - £19.99
Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the ... more
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Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear... And Why by Sady Doyle - £12.99
She’s everywhere once you start looking for her: the trainwreck.   She’s Britney Spears shaving her head, Whitney Houston saying, “crack is whack,” and Amy Winehouse, dying in front of millions. But the trainwreck is also as old (and a ... more
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The Jewish Joke: An essay with examples (less essay, more examples) by Devorah Baum - £9.99
The Jewish joke is as old as Abraham, and like the Jews themselves it has wandered over the world, learned countless new languages, worked with a range of different materials, been performed in front of some pretty hostile crowds, but still retained ... more
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The Beat Makers: The Unsung Heroes of The Mersey Sound by Anthony Hogan - £14.99
In the late 1950s, a flourishing musical culture began to emerge in major UK cities such as Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and London. This was particularly true in the Merseyside area, where an estimated 350 different groups were active, often pl ... more
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Mischling by Affinity Konar - £8.99
Mischling by Affinity Konar is a special novel. Braiding the lyricism and historical sweep of All the Light We Cannot See with the psychological intensity of Room, it’s a spell-binding story of survival and resilience in Mengele’s zoo in Auschwit ... more
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East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity by Philippe Sands - £9.99
A uniquely personal exploration of the origins of international law, centring on the Nuremberg Trials, the city of Lviv and a secret family history.   When human rights lawyer Philippe Sands received an invitation to deliver a lecture in the weste ... 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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Things Can Only Get Worse? Twenty Confusing Years in the Life of a Labour Supporter by John O'Farrell - £16.99
"Hilarious, insightful and has that rare quality of making politics fun. A brilliant book everyone should read, whoever you vote for."(Owen Jones, author of The Establishment) From the giddy heights of New Labour's landslide victory in 1997 to the ... 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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Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore - £8.99
It is 1792 and Europe is seized by political turmoil and violence.   Lizzie Fawkes has grown up in Radical circles where each step of the French Revolution is followed with eager idealism. But she has recently married John Diner Tredevant, a p ... 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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A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates - £9.99
Two families.   Two faces of America.   One violent crime that will bitterly divide them and yet bind them together forever. "A magnificent story of two broken families"(Independent) "Page-turning, gripping, full of unexpected twi ... 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 Blind Owl and Other Stories by Sadeq Hedayat - £9.99
Written in Persian, The Blind Owl is predominantly a love story – an unconventional love story that elicits visions and nightmare reveries from the depths of the reader’s subconscious. A young man, an old man and a beautiful young girl perform, a ... more
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Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism by Alain Brossat and Sylvia Klingberg - £9.99
Recovering the history of the revolutionary Jewish tradition.  Jewish radicals manned the barricades on the avenues of Petrograd and the alleys of the Warsaw ghetto; they were in the vanguard of those resisting Franco and the Nazis. They originated ... 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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Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales by Justin Richards, illustrated by David Wardle - £12.99
We are all stories, in the end . . .   A stunning illustrated collection of fifteen dark and ancient fairy tales from the world of Doctor Who.   These captivating stories include mysterious myths and legends about heroes and monsters of ... more
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Doctor Who: Now We Are Six Hundred - A Collection of Time Lord Verse by James Goss, illustrated by Russell T Davies - £9.99
With illustrations by Russell T Davies, original showrunner of the new-era Doctor Who, the first ever Doctor Who poetry collection — a charming, funny and whimsical illustrated collection of verse that celebrates the joys and pitfalls of getting ol ... 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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Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada - £8.99
Three bears.  The first, a diligent memoirist whose unlikely success forces her to flee Soviet Russia.  The second, her daughter, a skilled dancer in an East Berlin circus.   The third, Knut, a baby bear born and raised in Berl ... 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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The Book of Barb: A Celebration of Stranger Things' Iconic Wing Woman by Nadia Bailey - £9.99
For the Barb in all of us.   In Stranger Things, Barb was a nerdy, faithful underdog – a minor character no one expected to break the internet. But Barb resonated with us – the chill, bespectacled BFF and her unjust abandonment hit a colle ... more
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Folk Song in England by Steve Roud - £25.00
In Victorian times, England was famously dubbed the land without music - but one of the great musical discoveries of the early twentieth century was that England had a vital heritage of folk song and music which was easily good enough to stand compar ... more
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Bantam by Jackie Kay - £9.99
Jackie Kay’s first collection as Scottish Makar is a book about the fighting spirit – one, the poet argues, that we need now more than ever. Bantam brings three generations into sharp focus – Kay’s own, her father’s, and his own father’s ... 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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The Evenings by Gerard Reve - £8.99
'I work in an office. I take cards out of a file. Once I have taken them out, I put them back in again. That is it.’   Twenty-three-year-old Frits – office worker, daydreamer, teller of inappropriate jokes – finds life absurd and inexpli ... 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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Goodbye Europe: Writers and Artists Say Farewell by Various authors - £20.00
From Paris to Prague, from the past to the present, authors and artists say farewell in this unique collection.   In these pages you'll find personal letters, reminiscences, poetry, art and brand new fiction from some of the most talented and ... more
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How Will Capitalism End? Essays on a Failing System by Wolfgang Streeck - £10.99
The provocative political thinker asks if it will be with a bang or a whimper.  After years of ill health, capitalism is now in a critical condition. Growth has given way to stagnation; inequality is leading to instability; and confidence in ... 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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Listening to a Pogrom on the Radio by Michael Rosen - £8.99
'Poetry can stick up for the weak' according to Michael Rosen, or it can 'mock the mighty'; it can 'glorify our rulers or it can dissect them. You choose.'   In these powerful new poems Rosen is clear about his own choices. Listening to a Pog ... more
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Sketchy Muma: What it Means to be a Mother by Anna Lewis - £12.99
The moving, funny and utterly endearing illustrated diary of what it means to be a mother.   This gorgeous little book charts the various bewildering stages of becoming a mother, from those tell-tale blue lines in the pregnancy test, to labour ... more
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H(A)PPY by Nicola Barker - £20.00
*WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2017* A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR   From the internationally acclaimed, Man Booker-shortlisted Nicola Barker comes a new novel, a post-post apocalyptic story that overflows with pu ... more
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Thin Air by Michelle Paver - £7.99
A terrifying tale of a dark and deadly secret, beautifully told by million-copy bestseller, Michelle Paver.   The Himalayas, 1935.   Kangchenjunga. The sacred mountain. Biggest killer of them all.   Five Englishmen set out to con ... 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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Forbidden Lives: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Stories from Wales by Norena Shopland - £12.99
Forbidden Lives is a fascinating collection of portraits and discussions that aims to populate LGBT gaps in the history of Wales, a much neglected part of Welsh heritage. In it Norena Shopland reviews the reasons for this neglect while outlining the ... 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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The 'Call Yourself British?' Quiz Book by Michael Odell - £9.99
Find out just how British you jolly well are: 500 multiple choice questions based on the Home Office Citizenship test.  Can you beat the 51% of British 18- to 24-year-olds who failed the test? Includes genuine, nationality-defining questions ... more
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Orwell on Truth by George Orwell - £9.99
'Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.'   This selection of George Orwell’s writing, from both his novels and non-fiction, gathers together his thoughts on the subject of truth. It ... more
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The Secret Life of the Owl by John Lewis-Stempel - £7.99
‘Dusk is filling the valley. It is the time of the gloaming, the owl-light. Out in the wood, the resident tawny has started calling, Hoo-hoo-hoo-h-o-o-o.’  There is something about owls. They feature in every major culture from the Stone ... more
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Can You Solve My Problems? A Casebook of Ingenious, Perplexing and Totally Satisfying Puzzles by Alex Bellos - £8.99
Are you smarter than a Singaporean ten-year-old? Can you beat Sherlock Holmes? If you think the answer is yes - I challenge you to solve my problems.   Here is the story of the puzzle, one of mankind's oldest and greatest forms of entertainment an ... 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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I am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin and Raoul Peck - £8.99
The New York Times bestseller based on the Oscar nominated documentary film.   In June 1979, the writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin embarked on a project to tell the story of America through the lives of three of his murdered friends: ... 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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The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa, translated by Philip Gabriel - £8.99
Recommended by thousands of international readers - the tender feelgood story of a man's journey around Japan with a streetcat. Translated by Philip Gabriel, a translator of Murakami.  Includes specially commissioned line-drawings  It's not t ... more
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British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 8 by Various photographers - £25.00
This dazzling collection showcases the very best of the British Wildlife Photography Awards, presenting over 150 of the winning, commended and shortlisted images from the 2017 competition. Featuring a range of photography from world-leading professio ... more
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Vajournal: Feminist Interactions and Interventions by Isabella Bunnell - £9.95
Vajournal is a canvas on which to explore feminist rage.   Thought-provoking activities ask readers to list all the people they have ever slept with, describe their worst and best sexual experiences, draw their breasts and pubic hair, explore ... more
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The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel - £9.99
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Gay in the 80s: From Fighting Our Rights to Fighting for Our Lives by Colin Clews - £14.99
The 1980s heralded many challenges for LGBT people around the world and Colin Clews examines these in his new book. These included the rise of the New Right in the USA, Section 28 which prohibited the promotion of homosexuality; the trial of Gay’s ... more
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Protest Knits: Got Needles? Get Knitting! by Geraldine Warner - £9.99
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Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Miranda Kaufmann - £18.99
A Book of the Year for the Evening Standard and the Observer.   A black porter publicly whips a white Englishman in the hall of a Gloucestershire manor house. A Moroccan woman is baptised in a London church. Henry VIII dispatches a Mauritanian ... more
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Homer's Odyssey: An Embiggened Simpsons Guide by Four Finger Discount's Mitch Grinter and Brendan Dando - £12.99
Remember when The Simpsons was the funniest show on television?   The Simpsons is the longest running comedy in history. Gracing our screens since 1989, with over 600 episodes, the show is a cultural phenomenon. Whilst it is still drawing huge ... 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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Your Silence Will Not Protect You: Essays and Poems by Audre Lorde - £12.99
Audre Lorde (1934-1992) described herself as 'Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet'. Born in New York, she had her first poem published while still at school and her last the year she died of cancer. Her extraordinary belief in the power of language ... more
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The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne - £8.99
Cyril Avery is not a real Avery or at least that’s what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn’t a real Avery, then who is he?  Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adop ... more
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The Secret Teacher: Dispatches from the Classroom by Anon - £12.99
I will teach them literature, poetry, culture. I will teach them The Waste Land! I will be the Best Teacher Who Has Ever Lived! Or so The Secret Teacher thinks. On his first day at an inner-city state school he gets nuked.  The class he is ma ... 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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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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Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard - £7.99
Why the popular resonance of 'mansplaining' (despite the intense dislike of the term felt by many men)? It hits home for us because it points straight to what it feels like not to be taken seriously: a bit like when I get lectured on Roman history on ... more
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The Monkman And Seagull Quiz Book by Bobby Seagull and Eric Monkman - £12.99
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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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Sensation by Isabel Losada - £9.99
Isabel Losada brings her unique blend of humour, curiosity and honesty to the still-taboo subject of sexuality and pleasure. This is a brave, funny and often vulnerable quest to find out how we can make our sex lives better.   On behalf of all ... 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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Mudbound by Hillary Jordan - £8.99
Now a Netflix original movie, starring Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell & Mary J. Blige.  When Henry McAllan moves his city-bred wife, Laura, to a cotton farm in the Mississippi Delta in 1946, she finds herself in a place both ... more
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The Bedside Guardian 2017 by Guardian Books - £14.99
The Bedside Guardian rounds up the best journalism of 2017, showcasing the intelligent wit and thought-provoking opinions for which the paper is famous.  Essential reading for those of us attempting to make sense of a fast-changing world, in a y ... 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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Nasty Women by Various authors - £8.99
"An essential window into many of the hazard-strewn worlds younger women are living in right now."(Margaret Atwood, Twitter) With intolerance and inequality increasingly normalised by the day, it's more important than ever for women to share their ... 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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50 Natural Wonders To Blow Your Mind by Lonely Planet - £6.99
From the people who have been delivering trustworthy guidebooks to every destination in the world for 40 years, Lonely Planet’s 50 Natural Wonders To Blow Your Mind will take you on a tour of the world’s most mind-boggling wild and wonderful plac ... more
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The Forward Book of Poetry 2018 by Various poets - £9.99
The Forward Book of Poetry 2018 showcases a selection of the best contemporary poetry published in the British Isles over the last year, including the winners of 2017’s prestigious Forward Prizes for Poetry.  It is introduced by Andrew Marr, c ... 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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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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In Gratitude by Jenny Diski - £9.99
The future flashed before my eyes in all its pre-ordained banality. Embarrassment, at first, to the exclusion of all other feelings. But embarrassment curled at the edges with a weariness... I got a joke in. 'So � we'd better get cooking the meth ... 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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Bowie Flip Book by Belly Kids, illustrated by Amy Pearson - £10.00
The man responsible for looks that defined the 20th Century. David Bowie's characters widened the mind of society, let us glimpse at new untold realities and set trends the world around.   What's your favourite? Aladdin Sane, Ziggy Stardust, T ... more
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Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition by Nisid Hajari - £9.99
After centuries of British rule, nobody expected Indian Independence and the birth of Pakistan to be so bloody — they were supposed to be the answer to the dreams of Muslims and Hindus.   Jawaharlal Nehru, Gandhi’s protégé and the politi ... more
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Zombie University by Sinead Murphy - £8.99
What if we have lost the ability to think straight? And what if this is why the shocking injustices of contemporary life go unchallenged in spite of being widely acknowledged? And what if the university, the institution that is supposed to help u ... more
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Private Eye Annual 2017 by Private Eye - £9.99
The Private Eye Annual 2017 present's the year's best cartoons, jokes and spoofs from the UK's best selling satirical magazine. Illustrated in colour throughout with cartoons, sketches and photo-bubbles.  Now in its 21st year the Private Eye Ann ... 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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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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The Map and the Clock: A Laureate's Choice of the Poetry of Britain and Ireland by Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke (Editors) - £9.99
The Map and the Clock is a celebration of the most scintillating poems ever composed on our islands.   Curated by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, and by Gillian Clarke, National Poet of Wales, this anthology gathers fourteen centuries of extraordin ... more
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Beast by Paul Kingsnorth - £7.99
What kind of man am I? I wonder what I think about that now that I have spent a year here, watching the layers peel off, stripping myself back . . .   Beast plunges you into the world of Edward Buckmaster, a man living alone on a west-country ... more
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Alan Partridge: Nomad by Alan Partridge - £8.99
The deeply personal follow-up to Alan Partridge's deeply personal autobiography, I, Partridge, charting the highs, lows and mediums of his one-man walking tour around (certain parts of) Britain.   In Alan Partridge: Nomad, Alan dons his boots, ... more
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In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende - £16.99
New York Times bestseller Isabel Allende returns with a beautifully crafted, multi-generational novel of struggle, endurance and friendship against the odds.   Amid the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, an unexpected friendship blos ... more
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4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster - £9.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017   On March 3rd, 1947, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson’s life will take four simultaneous paths. Four Fergusons will ... 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 Riddle in the Tale: Riddles and Riddle Folk Tales by Taffy Thomas - £9.99
We have been fascinated by riddles for as long as we have had language – think of the legend of the sphinx in Greek mythology.  This wonderful book includes both magical riddle tales and simple challenges, with clues and answers hidden in intr ... 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 Big Push: Exposing and Challenging the Persistence of Patriarchy by Cynthia Enloe - £9.99
"This is a manual for taking us to the finishing line of gender equality. Without understanding the incredible tentacles of patriarchy and its reinventions, we are destined to fight old battles as well as new ones. A jolt of new energy for longstandi ... 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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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi - £8.99
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best First Book   Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generatio ... more
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Great War to Race Riots by Madeline Heneghan and Emy Onuora - £7.99
In 1919, race riots in Liverpool culminated in the racist murder of Bermudian seaman, Charles Wotten, chased from a boarding house, thrown into the dock and pelted with stones until he drowned. This tragic event took place against a backdrop of racia ... 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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Revolution! Sayings of Vladimir Lenin by Vladimir Lenin - £9.99
“Without a revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement.” So wrote Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and founder of the USSR. Lenin was profoundly aware of the power of words. As a prolific writer and orator ... more
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A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind by Siri Hustvedt - £9.99
A trailblazing and inspiring collection of essays on art, feminism, neuroscience, psychology by the internationally bestselling novelist Siri Hustvedt.  Internationally acclaimed as a novelist, Siri Hustvedt is also highly regarded as a write ... 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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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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Threads by Kate Evans - £16.99
A heartbreaking, full-color graphic novel of the refugee drama.   In the French port town of Calais, famous for its historic lace industry, a city within a city arose. This new town, known as the Jungle, was home to thousands of refugees, main ... more
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F in Exams: Even More of the Best Test Paper Blunders by Richard Benson - £6.99
Q: Define the term ‘antagonist’. A: Someone who tortures ants.   Q: What are levees? A: Expensive jeans.   Sharpen your pencils and have your rulers at the ready – it’s time for more F in Exams!  School years pass by a ... 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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Nutshell by Ian McEwan - £8.99
**The Number One Sunday Times bestseller**   A Daily Telegraph / Guardian / Irish Times / Spectator / Sunday Times / The Times Book of the Year   Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home – a dilapidated, priceless ... more
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The Nix by Nathan Hill - £8.99
Meet Samuel: stalled writer, bored teacher at a local college, obsessive player of online video games. He hasn't seen his mother, Faye, in decades, not since she abandoned her family when he was a boy. Now she has suddenly reappeared, having committe ... 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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Reality is Not What it Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity by Carlo Rovelli - £9.99
From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics comes a new book about the mind-bending nature of the universe.   Do space and time truly exist? What is reality made of? Can we understand its deep texture?   Scientist Carlo Rovell ... 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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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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The Lubetkin Legacy by Marina Lewycka - £8.99
From the bestselling author of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian.   North London in the twenty-first century: a place where a son will swiftly adopt an old lady and take her home from hospital to impersonate his dear departed mother, rather ... 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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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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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 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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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - £8.99
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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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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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 - £9.99
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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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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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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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 - £25.00
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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The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World's Happiest People by Meik Wiking - £9.99
Lykke (Luu-kah) (n): Happiness   It's easy to see why Denmark is often called the world's happiest country. Not only do they have equal parental leave for men and women, free higher education and trains that run on time, but they burn more can ... more
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A People's History of the Russian Revolution by Neil Faulkner - £12.99
The Russian Revolution may well be the most misunderstood event in modern history. In A People's History of the Russian Revolution, Neil Faulkner sets out to debunk the myths. In this fast-paced introduction to the tumultuous events, the Russian peop ... more
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Jane Austen, The Secret Radical by Helena Kelly - £8.99
"A sublime piece of literary detective work that shows us once and for all how to be precisely the sort of reader that Austen deserves."(Caroline Criado-Perez, Guardian) Almost everything we think we know about Jane Austen is wrong. Her novels do ... more
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Hillsborough Voices: The Real Story Told by the People Themselves by Kevin Sampson, in association with the Hillsborough Justice Campaign - £8.99
On 15 April 1989 the world witnessed one of the worst football disasters occur at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield: 96 people were crushed to death and another 766 injured in what later was admitted to be caused by a shocking failure by police. ... more
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Patti Smith: American Artist by Frank Stefanko - £14.99
"There I was sitting in a booth at the co-op of Glassboro State College, a bucolic school in the farmlands of South Jersey... Suddenly, the double doors of the co-op swung open and standing there in the vacuum created was an incredible apparition, a ... more
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Autumn by Ali Smith - £8.99
A breathtakingly inventive new novel from the Man Booker-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be both.  Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. That's what it felt like for Keats in 1819.  How about Autumn 2016?  ... more
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Winter by Ali Smith - £16.99
The dazzling second novel in Ali Smith's essential Seasonal Quartet -- from the Baileys Prize-winning, Man Booker-shortlisted author of Autumn and How to be both.   Winter? Bleak. Frosty wind, earth as iron, water as stone, so the old song goe ... more
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Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London by Lauren Elkin - £9.99
'Flâneuse [flanne-euhze], noun, from the French. Feminine form of flâneur [flanne-euhr], an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities. That is an imaginary definition.'   If the word flâneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boule ... more
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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
From the winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting   11.5 million documents sent through encrypted channels. The secret records of 214,000 offshore companies. The largest data leak in history.   In early 2015, an anonymous wh ... more
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Devotion: Why I Write by Patti Smith - £12.99
From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, an inspired exploration of the nature of creative invention.   A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic — its source a mystery, its impact unexpectedly stirring. How does an artist ac ... more
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The Ministry of Nostalgia: Consuming Austerity by Owen Hatherley - £9.99
Why should we have to “Keep Calm and Carry On”?  In this brilliant polemical rampage, Owen Hatherley shows how our past is being resold in order to defend the indefensible. From the marketing of a “make do and mend” aesthetic to the gro ... more
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Optimism Over Despair by Noam Chomsky - £6.00
An essential overview of the problems of our world today -- and how we should prepare for tomorrow -- from the world's leading public intellectual.   We have two choices. We can be pessimistic, give up, and help ensure that the worst will happ ... more
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The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O'Neill - £16.99
A novel about childhood damage and the redemptive power of art from an author twice listed for the Women's Prize and the Giller Prize.   The Lonely Hearts Hotel is a love story with a difference. Set throughout the roaring twenties, it is a ... more
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The Benn Diaries by Tony Benn - £30.00
Tony Benn was one of the twentieth century's most charismatic politicians. The Benn Diaries, kept for almost seventy years, are a uniquely authoritative, fascinating and readable record of the political life of our times.  This single-volume ... more
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Who Really Runs Britain? by Alan White - £9.99
‘Outsourcing' ­- when will the horror stories stop coming?   Every year the government gives private companies like G4S, Serco, Capita and ATOS £80 billion of taxpayers' money to handle some of our most sensitive and important services - b ... more
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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
Despite the struggle to make ends meet during the tough years of warfare in the 1940s and rationing persisting until the early 1950s, life could still be sweet. Especially if you were a young boy, playing football with your pals, saving up to go to t ... more
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Tristimania: A Diary of Manic Depression by Jay Griffiths - £9.99
A stark and lyrical account of the psyche in crisis from the author of Kith.   Tristimania tells the story of a devastating year-long episode of manic depression, culminating in a long solo pilgrimage across Spain. Recording the experience of mani ... more
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Viking Economics by George Lakey - £13.99
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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Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo - £8.99
When army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows that it is time to leave. As he travels towards Lagos, he becomes the leader of a new platoon, a band of runaways who share his desire for a better life.   Their arriva ... more
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The Spy by Paolo Coelho - £7.99
When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Soon she was feted as the most elegant woman in the city.   A dancer who shocked and delighted audiences, as a confidante and courtesan she bewitched the era’s richest and most powerful men. ... more
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