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Recommended Non-Fiction titles for Yuletide 2018!

The best of 2018 - over two hundred of our top non-fiction recommendations!

Twenty One: 21 Stories of Women Who Shaped Our City by The Women - £9.99
*** This lovely book features NfN's Mandy - who is one of the 21 amazing women! ***   Since the suffragette movement in the UK first began to call for the overall emancipation of women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the ... more
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Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala - £16.99
A searing modern polemic from the BAFTA- and MOBO-award-winning musician and political commentator, Akala.  From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with rac ... more
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Dear Ijeawele: Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - £5.00
From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today – written as a letter to a friend.   I have some suggestions for how to raise Chizalum. But remember that you might do ... more
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David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music by Darryl W. Bullock - £12.99
From the birth of jazz in the red-light district of New Orleans, through the rock 'n' roll years, Swinging Sixties and all-singing and all-dancing disco days of the '70s, to modern pop, electronica and reggae – the LGBT community has played a cruci ... more
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We Do Christmas: A Dung Beetle Book by Miriam Elia - £8.99
In the latest in the Dung Beetle Learning series, Mummy, John and Susan are taken on a thrilling Christmas adventure.   “Come with me,” says Father Christmas, “and I will show you the magic of kindness.” “And I will undermine your vicio ... more
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Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £9.99
A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman, combining his extraordinary words with deft and striking illustrations by Chris Riddell. Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art.   Be bold. Be rebellious. ... more
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Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig - £12.99
The follow-up to the number one Sunday Times bestseller Reasons to Stay Alive.  The world is messing with our minds.  Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected, yet ... more
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Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim - £16.99
Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives--but not everyone regularly sees themselves in the pages of a book. In this time ... more
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Browse: Love Letters to Bookshops Around the World by Henry Hitchings (Editor) - £9.99
A cabinet of curiosities, a time machine, a treasure trove – we love bookshops because they possess a unique kind of magic. In Browse Henry Hitchings asks fifteen writers from around the world to reveal their favourite bookshops, each conjuring a s ... more
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The Moth - All These Wonders: 49 New True Stories by Catherine Burns (Editor) - £9.99
From storytelling phenomenon The Moth: a collection about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best stories ever told on their stages.  All These Wonders features The Moth's customary variety of voices. Storytellers range fro ... more
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Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre by Jacqueline Riding - £25.00
"A superb account of one of the defining moments in modern British history"(Tristram Hunt) On a hot late summer's day, a crowd of 60,000 gathered in St Peter's Field. They came from all over Lancashire – ordinary working-class men, women and chi ... more
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Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené - £16.99
"Arguably the book for 2018"(Observer) The long-awaited, inspirational guide to life for a generation of black British women inspired to make lemonade out of lemons, and find success in every area of their lives.  Elle’s 12 addictive books ... more
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The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography by Benjamin Zephaniah - £20.00
*BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*  Benjamin Zephaniah, who has travelled the world for his art and his humanitarianism, now tells the one story that encompasses it all: the story of his life.   In the early 1980s when punks and Rastas wer ... more
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Becoming by Michelle Obama - £25.00
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.  In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady ... more
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When Ziggy Played Guitar: David Bowie, The Man Who Changed The World by Dylan Jones - £9.99
On 6 July 1972, David Bowie, with a flame-orange cockade quiff, lavishly applied make-up, wearing a multi-coloured jumpsuit that looked as though it were made from fluorescent fish skin, and carrying a brand spanking new blue acoustic guitar, made hi ... more
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To Throw Away Unopened by Viv Albertine - £14.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2018   What was I fighting for? Even now I’m not sure. Something so old and so deep, it has no words, no shape, no logic.   Every memoir is a battle between reality and invention - but in her follo ... more
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CND At 60: Britain's Most Enduring Mass Movement by Kate Hudson - £12.95
Kate Hudson’s new book charts the inside story of CND over six decades, as it became a byword for protest and radicalism.   This book is timed to coincide with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s 60th anniversary, drawing on archive m ... more
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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay - £8.99
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.   'I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, ... more
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Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from my Bipolar Life by Ellen Forney - £16.99
Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life is the eagerly awaited companion book to Forney’s 2012 best-selling graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me. Whereas Marbles was a memoir about her bipolar disorder, Rock S ... more
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When The Clyde Ran Red: A Social History of Red Clydeside by Maggie Craig - £9.99
When the Clyde Ran Red paints a vivid picture of the heady days when revolution was in the air on Clydeside. Through the bitter strike at the huge Singer Sewing machine plant in Clydebank in 1911, Bloody Friday in Glasgow’s George Square in 1919, t ... more
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I Know There Are So Many of You by Alain Badiou - £9.99
The history of humanity has only just begun. The Neolithic Revolution may have endowed us with unparalleled means of communication, subsistence and knowledge acquisition. However, it is clear in today’s world that inequality, power hierarchies and ... more
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Viva La Revolucion: Hobsbawm on Latin America by Eric Hobsbawm - £12.99
Viva La Revolucion is Hobsbawm's magisterial work on Latin America, the fruit of forty years' writing about the continent.   In his autobiography Interesting Times: A Twentieth Century Life, published in 2002 when he was eighty-five years old, the ... more
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Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being by Romesh Ranganathan - £20.00
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Straight Outta Crawley is the hilarious and irreverent autobiography from comedian Romesh Ranganathan.  At the age of 9, Romesh Ranganathan delivered his first ever stand-up set at a Pontin's holiday camp ... more
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The Way of the Hare by Marianne Taylor - £9.99
"Taylor's book is so replete with leporine lore, so completely absorbed with the lives and (often grisly) deaths of our hares that you can't help but see the creatures with new eyes."(Alex Preston, The Guardian) To the people of rural Britain, har ... more
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I'm a Joke and So Are You: A Comedian's Take on What Makes Us Human by Robin Ince - £16.99
What better way to understand ourselves than through the eyes of comedians – those who professionally examine our quirks on stage daily? In this touching and witty book, award-winning presenter and comic Robin Ince uses the life of the stand-up as ... more
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How To Be Champion by Sarah Millican - £7.99
Sarah Millican's autobiography will make you laugh, feel normal and probably sniff your leggings.   Hilarious, heartwarming and inspirational, this is the number 1 Sunday Times bestselling autobiography by comedian Sarah Millican. The funniest ... more
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The Colour Of Madness Anthology: Exploring BAME Mental Health in the UK by Samara Linton and Rianna Walcott (Editors) - £9.99
The Colour of Madness is a seminal anthology, comprised of poetry, fiction, essays, memoirs and art submitted by Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) writers, academics, mental health workers, artists and those who are still navigating life with me ... more
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The Nature of Autumn by Jim Crumley - £8.99
Longlisted for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2017   In autumn nature stages some of its most enchantingly beautiful displays; yet it’s also a period for reflection, melancholy even, as the days shorten and winter’s chill approaches ... more
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The Light in the Dark: A Winter Journal by Horatio Clare - £12.99
As November stubs out the glow of autumn and the days tighten into shorter hours, winter’s occupation begins. Preparing for winter has its own rhythms, as old as our exchanges with the land. Of all the seasons, it draws us together. But winter can ... more
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Ahed Tamimi: A Girl Who Fought Back by Manal Tamimi, Paul Heron, Paul Morris and Peter Lahti - £13.99
Ahed Tamimi received prominent media coverage internationally when she was arrested by the Israeli Occupation authorities shortly before Christmas 2017. Israeli soldiers forced their way into the Tamimi’s home at night time, and arrested Nariman an ... more
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Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class by the Working Class by Nathan Connolly (Editor) - £9.99
"In July 2016, a little over a month after the Brexit vote, Nikesh Shukla, the man behind The Good Immigrant, tweeted:   Someone should do a Good Immigrant-style state of the nation book of essays by writers from working class backgrounds.  Ou ... more
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Marx and Marxism by Gregory Claeys - £8.99
An illuminating history of Marx's thought and intellectual influence from a leading historian of socialism.   Why was Marx so successful as a thinker? Did he have a system and if so, what does it consist of? How did Marxism develop in the twen ... more
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From Pitt Street to Granby by Prof. Mike Boyle, Tony Wailey, Madeline Heneghan - £4.99
This is an important second book from Writing on the Wall based upon the Granby community and shows how parts of that community had moved from the southern docks around Pitt street 'up the hill' to the present day area we know and love in Liverpool 8 ... more
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Islander: A Journey Around Our Archipelago by Patrick Barkham - £9.99
Shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2018 Shortlisted for the BBC Countryfile Magazine Country Book of the Year 2018   The British Isles are an archipelago made up of two large islands and 6,289 smaller ones. Some, like ... more
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We Shall Not Be Moved by Brian Marren - £20.00
The city of Liverpool had frequently been prone to industrial unrest for most of its recent history, but it was the dawn of Thatcher and the sanctioning of neoliberal economic strategies which made Liverpool a nucleus of resistance against the encroa ... more
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Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me by Bill Hayes - £9.99
A moving celebration of what Bill Hayes calls "the evanescent, the eavesdropped, the unexpected" of life in New York City, and an intimate glimpse of his relationship with the late Oliver Sacks.   Bill Hayes came to New York City in 2009 with a o ... more
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Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2018 by Tim Benson - £12.99
A blockbuster collection of the year’s funniest political cartoons, featuring the work of Mac, Steve Bell, Peter Brookes and many more...   2018 was the year that Brexit got serious, royals got married, football got (briefly) feverish, and Trump ... more
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She Called Me Woman: Nigeria's Queer Women Speak by Azeenarh Mohammed, Chitra Nagarajan and Rafeeat Aliyu (Editors) - £12.99
“We decided to put together this collection of thirty narratives to correct the invisibility, the confusion, the caricaturising and the writing out of history.”   This stirring and intimate collection brings together 30 unique narratives t ... more
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William Morris's Socialist Diary by Florence Boos - £10.00
William Morris was the most prominent artist and writer to embrace the new socialist movement of the 1880s. As the leader of one of Britain’s two major socialist organisations from 1885 to 1890, his personal example and dedication inspired and enco ... more
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Yes, You Are Trans Enough: My Transition from Self-Loathing to Self-Love by Mia Violet - £14.99
With entertaining anecdotes and thoughtful observations, this memoir depicts the realities of being a trans woman - from bullying and botched coming out attempts to self-acceptance and love - whilst exploring the inaccuracies of trans representation ... more
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Don't Let My Past Be Your Future: A Call to Arms by Harry Leslie Smith - £8.99
Don't Let My Past Be Your Future, Harry Leslie Smith's follow-up to Harry's Last Stand, is both a survival guide for today's generations and a memoir about persevering through difficult times with one's dignity and optimism intact.  THIS A CA ... more
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The Body Is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor - £14.99
A global movement guided by love Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bod ... more
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The Battle For Paradise Puerto Rico: Takes on the Disaster Capitalists by Naomi Klein - £8.99
"We are in a fight for our lives. Hurricanes Irma and María unmasked the colonialism we face in Puerto Rico, and the inequality it fosters, creating a fierce humanitarian crisis. Now we must find a path forward to equality and sustainability, a path ... more
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Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain by Darren McGarvey - £8.99
Winner of the Orwell Prize 2018.  Darren McGarvey has experienced poverty and its devastating effects first-hand. He knows why people from deprived communities all around Britain feel angry and unheard. And he wants to explain... So he invite ... more
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The Russian Revolution: A View from the Third World by Walter Rodney - £16.99
Renowned Pan-African and socialist theorist on the Bolshevik Revolution and its post-colonial legacy.   In his short life, Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the foremost thinkers and activists of the anticolonial revolution ... more
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So They Call You Pisher! A Memoir by Michael Rosen - £9.99
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 born in ... more
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Propaganda Blitz: How the Corporate Media Distort Reality by David Edwards and David Cromwell - £14.99
Do you trust the liberal media? While the tabloid and right-wing press - the Sun, The Times, the Mail and the Express - are constantly criticised for dangerous bias, outlets like the BBC and the Guardian are trusted by their readers to report in the ... more
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The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally - £19.99
At last, the full story behind Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman's epic romance, including stories, portraits, and the occasional puzzle, all telling the smoldering tale that has fascinated Hollywood for almost two decades.  Featuring anecdotes, ... more
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Landscapes: John Berger on Art by John Berger - £12.99
"John Berger teaches us how to think, how to feel how to stare at things until we see what we thought wasn’t there. But above all, he teaches us how to love in the face of adversity. He is a master."(Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things ... more
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The Little Book of Snow by Sally Coulthard - £10.00
Is it true that no two snowflakes are ever alike? How many Christmases have actually been white? Do the Inuit have dozens of words for snow? Can it ever be too cold to snow?   Our memories and imagination are buried in snow. It's the weather ... more
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Eve Was Shamed: How British Justice is Failing Women by Helena Kennedy - £20.00
What comes after #MeToo? One of our most eminent lawyers and defenders of human rights answers with this urgent, authoritative and deeply shocking look at British justice.   In Eve Was Shamed Helena Kennedy forensically examines the pressing new e ... more
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Corbyn: The Resurrection by Steve Bell - £12.99
The beginning of the gospel of Jeremiah, as it is written...   Since his unforeseen resurrection from the tepid ashes of the Labour Party in 2015, Jeremy Corbyn has been on a seemingly unstoppable upward trajectory. And one of Britain's best-loved ... more
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Devotion: Why I Write by Patti Smith - £6.99
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 accomp ... more
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Peak Inequality: Britain's Ticking Time Bomb by Danny Dorling - £12.99
Inequality is the key political issue of our time. Danny Dorling wrote his seminal work Injustice: Why social inequality persists in 2010, and as an early proponent of rapidly reducing economic inequalities, he is now much sought-after as one of the ... more
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The Luckiest Guy Alive by John Cooper Clarke - £14.99
The Luckiest Guy Alive is the first new book of poetry from Dr John Cooper Clarke for several decades – and a brilliant, scabrous, hilarious collection from one of our most beloved and influential writers and performers. From the ‘Attack of the F ... more
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How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings: Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women by Sarah Cooper - £10.00
The unspoken rules for how women should behave in the workplace are as numerous as they are confusing.  Ask for a pay rise? Pushy. Take credit for an idea? Arrogant. Admit a mistake? Weak. Successfully juggle work and family? Unpromotable.   ... more
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Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain by Peter Fryer - £16.99
Staying Power is a panoramic history of black Britons. Stretching back to the Roman conquest, encompassing the court of Henry VIII, and following a host of characters from Mary Seacole to the abolitionist Olaudah Equiano, Peter Fryer paints a picture ... more
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Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Miranda Kaufmann - £9.99
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 div ... more
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A Radical History of the World by Neil Faulkner - £14.99
History is a weapon. The powerful have their version of events, the people have another. And if we understand how the past was forged, we arm ourselves to change the future.   This is the history of the struggle and revolution of human society ... more
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How to Be Human: The Manual by Ruby Wax - £14.99
*FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FRAZZLED* "A three way encounter between a Monk, a neuroscientist and Ruby Wax sounds like the set up for a joke. Instead it's produced one of the most fascinating, intriguing and informative books about mi ... more
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Wounds: A Memoir of War and Love by Fergal Keane - £9.99
A family story of blood and memory and the haunting power of the past.   2018 WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER EWART-BIGGS MEMORIAL PRIZE 2017 WINNER OF THE NON-FICTION IRISH BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  After nearly three de ... more
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Me. You. Not a Diary by Dawn French - £8.99
Me You is a pocket diary without the diary part. Or the pocket.   Me. You. Not a Diary is everything you loved about the original but without the calendar pages. To keep a working diary alongside Dawn, we recommend the hardback edition of Me. ... more
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The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain by Damian Le Bas - £14.99
*BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*  'I needed to get to the stopping places, so I needed to get on the road. It was the road where I might at last find out where I belonged.'   Damian Le Bas grew up surrounded by Gypsy history. His great-g ... more
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The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell - £8.99
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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Feminists Don't Wear Pink (And Other Lies): Amazing Women on What the F-Word Means to Them by Scarlett Curtis (Editor) - £12.99
Curated by journalist and activist Scarlett Curtis, with incredible pieces by:  Emma Watson - Zoe Sugg - Keira Knightley - Gemma Arterton - Bridget Jones (by Helen Fielding) - Saoirse Ronan - Liv Little - Dolly Alderton - Karen Gillan - Alici ... more
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The Socialist Challenge Today: Syriza, Sanders, Corbyn by Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin - £6.99
In what direction should the left move in the 21st century?  The so-called 'Third Way' lacked realism as well as imagination. The social democratic embrace of neoliberal globalization now lies threadbare amidst multiple economic, ecological, ... more
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Resist! How to Be an Activist in the Age of Defiance by Huck and Michael Segalov - £14.99
Resist! is the indispensable how-to guide for people looking to make a stand. Included are solid pieces of advice, practical tips and inspirational stories from those who have already successfully stood up and made a difference. Learn the principles ... more
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Bread for All: The Origins of the Welfare State by Chris Renwick - £9.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE LONGMAN-HISTORY TODAY PRIZE 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2018   A landmark book from a remarkable new historian, on a subject that has never been more important - or imperilled   Today, everybody seems to agree tha ... more
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May Made Me: An Oral History of the 1968 Uprising in France by Mitchell Abidor - £12.99
The mass protests that shook France in May 1968 were exciting, dangerous, creative and influential, changing European politics to this day. Students demonstrated, workers went on general strike, factories and universities were occupied. At the height ... more
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On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back by Stacey Dooley - £14.99
Put yourself in their shoes.   In 2007, Stacey Dooley was a twenty-something working in fashion retail. She was selected to take part in the BBC series Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts which saw her live and work alongside Indian factory workers making c ... more
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Life Lessons: The Case for a National Education Service by Melissa Benn - £8.99
A radical agenda to make our education system fit for the twenty-first century.  Our education system has been damaged by politicians who have arrogantly imposed a regime of market-driven reforms. It is time to reframe education as an essenti ... more
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Gaza: Preparing for Dawn by Donald Macintyre - £10.99
A highly respected voice reveals the truth behind the myths in the Middle East's crucible of conflict.   Uniquely imprisoned, most Palestinians in Gaza cannot travel beyond the confines of the Strip, and in times of war escape is impossible. T ... more
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50 Queer Music Icons Who Changed the World: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Legends by Will Larnach-Jones - £10.00
Featuring beautifully illustrated portraits and profiles, 50 Queer Music Icons Who Changed the World is a tribute to queer ground breakers who changed the face of music and popular culture.   LGBTQ+ musicians have been pushing for change sinc ... more
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Economics for the Many by John McDonnell (Editor) - £12.99
Our economy is rigged in favour of a wealthy elite. We need a new approach: an economics for the many.   Big challenges lie ahead for our society: the rise of automation and the threat of catastrophic climate change. But so, too, do the huge p ... more
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The Mental Load: A Feminist Comic by Emma - £12.99
In her first book of comic strips, Emma reflects on social and feminist issues by means of simple line drawings, dissecting the mental load, i.e. all that invisible and unpaid organizing, list-making and planning women do to manage their lives, and t ... more
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How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Editor) - £12.99
If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free." — Combahee River Collective Statement  The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizatio ... more
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Watling Street: Travels Through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past by John Higgs - £9.99
A journey along one of Britain's oldest roads, from Dover to Anglesey, in search of the hidden history that makes us who we are today.   Long ago a path was created by the passage of feet tramping through endless forests. Gradually that path becam ... more
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A Short History of Truth: Consolations for a Post-Truth World by Julian Baggini - £8.99
The thinking person's tonic for our troubling times.   How did we find ourselves in a "post-truth" world of "alternative facts"? And can we get out of it? A Short History of Truth sets out to answer these questions by looking at the complex histor ... more
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The Inner Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett - £20.00
Why is the incidence of mental illness in the UK twice that in Germany? Why are Americans three times more likely than the Dutch to develop gambling problems? Why is child well-being so much worse in New Zealand than Japan? As this groundbreaking stu ... more
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If the War Goes On... Reflections on War and Politics by Herman Hesse - £9.99
A collection of essays on the absurdity of war, from the Nobel Prize laureate.   Herman Hesse remained clear-sighted and consistent in his political views and his passionate espousal of pacifism and the bloody absurdity of war from the start o ... more
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My Father's Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die by Kevin Toolis - £8.99
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 the c ... more
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First Time Ever: A Memoir by Peggy Seeger - £9.99
Born in New York City in 1935, Peggy Seeger enjoyed a childhood steeped in music and politics. Her father was the noted musicologist Charles Seeger; her mother, the modernist composer Ruth Crawford; and her brother Pete, the celebrated writer of prot ... more
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Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere by Jeanette Winterson - £7.99
“Behind every great woman is a man who tried to stop her.”  A century after women were first granted the vote, award-winning author Jeanette Winterson celebrates how far we have come on the road to equality, and calls on women and men ali ... more
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The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young - £7.99
****A Sunday Times bestseller*** ***A Times Book of the Year 2017***  WITH A FOREWORD BY ALAN BENNETT "A lovely, thoughtful little book about the intelligence of cows."(James Rebanks, author of The Shepherd's Life) Cows are as varied as ... more
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The Pebbles on the Beach: A Spotter's Guide by Clarence Ellis - £9.99
With a foreword by Robert Macfarlane.   Pebble-hunting is a pleasant hobby that makes little demand upon one’s patience and still less upon one’s physical energy. (You may even enjoy the hunt from the luxurious sloth of a deck chair). One of t ... more
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Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold by Stephen Fry - £8.99
The Greek Myths retold...   No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses.   In Stephen Fry's vivid retelling we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the ... more
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War to Windrush: Black Women in Britain 1939-1948 by Stephen Bourne - £12.99
From the author of Black Poppies, Fighting Proud and Evelyn Dove comes a timely new account exploring Britain’s diverse history from the Second World War to the Empire Windrush and beyond, told through the experiences of black British women.  ... more
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Brief Answers To The Big Questions by Stephen Hawking - £14.99
The final book from Professor Stephen Hawking, the bestselling author of A Brief History of Time and arguably the most famous scientist of our age, Brief Answers To The Big Questions is a profound, accessible and timely reflection on the biggest ques ... more
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Good As You: From Prejudice to Pride: 30 Years of Gay Britain by Paul Flynn - £9.99
In 1984 the pulsing electronics and soft vocals of Smalltown Boy would become an anthem uniting gay men. A month later, an aggressive virus, HIV, would be identified and a climate of panic and fear would spread across the nation, marginalising an alr ... more
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Vintage Minis: Austerity by Yanis Varoufakis - £3.50
VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.   How do we choose between what is fair and just, and what our debtors demand of us? Yanis Varoufakis was put in such a dilemma in 2015 when he became the finance minister of Greece. In this ... more
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Mandela: His Essential Life by Peter Hain - £9.99
Mandela: His Essential Life chronicles the life and legacy of one of the twentieth century's most influential and admired statesmen. Charting his development from remote rural roots to city lawyer, freedom fighter, and then political leader, Peter Ha ... more
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Writer's Game: The Modern Authors (Card Game) by Alex Johnson, with illustrations by Carla Fuentes - £12.99
Who had the most commercial success in their lifetime, Ernest Hemingway or Agatha Christie? Whose work has the most adaptations, F. Scott Fitzgerald or Franz Kafka? Who courted the most scandal, Colette or James Joyce?  Pit 32 of the world’s great ... more
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A Stranger's Pose by Emmanuel Iduma, with a Foreword by Teju Cole - £10.99
A Stranger’s Pose is an evocative and mesmerising account of travels across different African cities.   With lyrical and absorbing prose, Emmanuel invites the reader to share in his travels, and the encounters he made along the way. Alongsi ... more
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Women in Battle by Marta Breen & Jenny Jordahl - £9.99
Freedom. Equality. Sisterhood. Women in Battle is the book for anyone who wants to learn as much as possible about the history of feminism in as short a time as possible.  Presented as a graphic novel and spanning 150 years of recent history, W ... more
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The Human Planet: How We Created the Anthropocene by Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin - £8.99
An engrossing exploration of the science, history and politics of the Anthropocene, one of the most important scientific ideas of our time, from two world-renowned experts.  Meteorites, methane, mega-volcanoes and now human beings; the old fo ... more
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Entitled: A Critical History of the British Aristocracy by Chris Bryant - £10.99
Exploring the extraordinary social and political dominance enjoyed by the British aristocracy over the centuries, Entitled seeks to explain how a tiny number of noble families rose to such a position in the first place. It reveals the often nefarious ... more
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How Does It Feel? A Life of Musical Misadventures by Mark Kermode - £18.99
The hilarious, self-deprecating, blissfully nostalgic memoir of adored film critic Mark Kermode's riotous attempts to become a popstar.   Following a formative encounter with the British pop movie Slade in Flame in 1975, Mark Kermode decided t ... more
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Bird Brain: Over 2,400 Questions to Test Your Bird Knowledge by Various authors - £9.99
An ornithological quiz book packed with challenging questions for birders, based on the popular ‘Bird Brain of Britain’ contest at the annual BirdFair.  The British Birdwatching Fair, held every August at Rutland Water Nature Reserve, attra ... more
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2019 Guide to the Night Sky by Storm Dunlop, Wil Tirion and the Royal Observatory Greenwich - £6.99
A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January–December 2019.  This practical guide is both an easy introduction to astronomy and a useful refere ... more
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Civilisations: How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith by Mary Beard - £15.00
Companion to the major new BBC documentary series Civilisations, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama   The idea of 'civilisation' has always been debated, even fought over. At the heart of those debates lies the big questio ... more
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Civilisations: First Contact / The Cult of Progress by David Olusoga - £15.00
A companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama   Oscar Wilde said 'Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.' Was he right? In Civilisations, David Olusoga tr ... more
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October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville - £9.99
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 February of 19 ... more
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The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats by Allen Ginsberg, Edited by Bill Morgan - £11.99
A unique history of the Beats, in the words of the movement's most central member, Allen Ginsberg, based on a seminal series of his lectures   In 1977, twenty years after the publication of his landmark poem 'Howl' and Jack Kerouac's On the Road, ... more
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Puzzle Ninja: Pit Your Wits Against The Japanese Puzzle Masters by Alex Bellos - £8.99
From the Guardian’s very own puzzle master, Puzzle Ninja is a new collection following the bestselling Can You Solve My Problems?   The puzzle masters of Japan create the world’s most satisfying puzzles. Each has a distinctive style but wh ... more
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Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard - £6.99
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 Fall of the House of Fifa by David Conn - £9.99
The Fall of the House of Fifa is the definitive story of Fifa's rise - and the most spectacular fall sport has ever seen.   1904: 'No person should be allowed to arrange matches for personal profit' - Fifa congress   A century later: 'F ... more
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F in Exams: Back Again with More of the Funniest Exam Paper Blunders by Richard Benson - £6.99
What was Sir Isaac Newton famous for? He invented gravity.   Another year has passed, which means more exams have been sat and more silly answers have been given by the children of our future. To make sure these hilarious blunders won’t be ... more
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I Can't Breathe: The Killing that Started a Movement by Matt Taibbi - £9.99
The incredible story of the death of Eric Garner, the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement and the new fault lines of race, protest, policing and the power of the people.   On July 17, 2014, a forty-three-year-old black man named Eric Garner d ... more
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Reporting the Troubles: Journalists tell their stories of the Northern Ireland conflict by Deric Henderson and Ivan Little - £14.99
In Reporting the Troubles sixty-eight renowned journalists tell their stories of working in Northern Ireland during the Troubles the victims that they have never forgotten, the events that have never left them, and the lasting impact of the experienc ... more
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In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Fiona Sampson - £9.99
Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Aged sixteen, she eloped with Percy Bysshe Shelley, embarking on a relationship that was lived on the move across Britain a ... more
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Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy by Noam Chomsky, with David Barsamian - £8.99
Global Discontents is an essential guide to geopolitics and how to fight back, from the world's leading public intellectual   What kind of world are we leaving to our grandchildren? How are the discontents kindled today likely to blaze and explode ... more
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1,342 QI Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin - £6.99
The sock-blasting, jaw-dropping, side-swiping phenomenon that is QI serves up a sparkling new selection of 1,342 facts to leave you flabbergasted.   Trees sleep at night. Google searches for ‘How to put on a condom’ peak at 10.28pm. There ... more
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Born Lippy: How to Do Female by Jo Brand - £20.00
HOLD MY CHIPS, THE WOMEN ARE REVOLTING! A darkly funny guide to life as a woman from Britain's favourite comedian.  Sometimes it's hard to be a woman and sometimes it's time to be a hard woman... This is a book for all those times.  Once upon ... more
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The Snooty Bookshop: Fifty Literary Postcards by Tom Gauld - £12.99
A hilarious collection of fifty postcards celebrating multi-award-winning cartoonist Tom Gauld’s iconic Guardian comics – the perfect gift for book lovers everywhere.  Tom Gauld has created countless iconic strips for the Guardian over th ... more
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Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900 by Simon Schama - £10.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE   SELECTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 BY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, MAIL ON SUNDAY AND OBSERVER  Belonging is a magnificent cultural history abundantly alive with energy, character and colour. From the Jews ... more
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The NHS at 70: A Living History by Ellen Welch - £12.99
At midnight on 5th July 1948, the National Health Service was born with the founding principal to be free at the point of use and based on clinical need rather than on a person’s ability to pay. Seventy years since its formation, these core princip ... more
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The Grip of Film by Richard Ayoade - £9.99
Gordy LaSure’s passionate about film. He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he’ll even watch a film. But most of all he loves talking to people about film: whether a comely student with low confidence and a father complex, a Studio ‘devel ... more
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The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks - £9.99
Two weeks before his death, Oliver Sacks outlined the contents of The River of Consciousness, the last book he would oversee. The best-selling author of On the Move, Musicophilia, and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Sacks is known for his ill ... more
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The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran by Masih Alinejad - £14.99
BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK   This memoir is the extraordinary story of how one Iranian woman overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she truly believed and founded a major movement for women around the world with the simple removal of ... more
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Things Can Only Get Worse? Twenty Confusing Years in the Life of a Labour Supporter by John O'Farrell - £8.99
"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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The Floor is Lava: And 99 More Games for Everyone, Everywhere by Ivan Brett - £14.99
Packed with 100 different games, this is a how-to for turning time together into quality time together.   Playing games can be so enjoyable but don't you often find yourself playing the same old games time and time again? Well why not let Ivan ... more
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Riot Days by Maria Alyokhina - £8.99
From activist, Pussy Riot member and freedom fighter Maria Alyokhina, a raw, hallucinatory, passionate account of her arrest, trial and imprisonment in a penal colony in the Urals for standing up for what she believed in.  People who believe in f ... more
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Long Road from Jarrow: A journey through Britain then and now by Stuart Maconie - £8.99
Three and half weeks. Three hundred miles. I saw roaring arterial highway and silent lanes, candlelit cathedrals and angry men in bad pubs. The Britain of 1936 was a land of beef paste sandwiches and drill halls. Now we are nation of vaping and nail ... more
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Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism by Laura Bates - £14.99
A collection of essays from bestselling author and founder of The Everyday Sexism Project, Laura Bates.   Laura Bates, pioneering feminist, activist and bestselling author, has given voice to hundreds of thousands of women through her interna ... more
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Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin - £9.99
"A sweet, filthy peach of a memoir from a cultural explosion of a man."(Caitlin Moran) Born in the mid-twentieth century and raised in the heart of conservative North Carolina, Armistead Maupin lost his virginity to another man “on the very spot ... more
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Trans Britain: Our Journey from the Shadows by Christine Burns (Editor) - £16.99
Over the last five years, transgender people have seemed to burst into the public eye: Time declared 2014 a ‘trans tipping point’, while American Vogue named 2015 ‘the year of trans visibility’. From our television screens to the ballot box, ... more
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Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain by Clair Wills - £9.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2018 TLS BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017  The battered and exhausted Britain of 1945 was desperate for workers - to rebuild, to fill the factories, to make the new NHS work. From all over the world and with many motiv ... more
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I, Maybot: The Rise and Fall by John Crace - £7.99
Ever since Theresa May first whirred into inaction as prime minister, there has only been one reliable source of strength and stability: John Crace's political sketches for the Guardian. These doses of biting satire not only provided much-needed resp ... more
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We Were the Future by Yael Neeman - £9.99
The kibbutzim are collective settlements in Israel which have been written about extensively over the years, and are praised as the only example in world history of entire communities attempting, voluntarily, to live in total equality. Conceived as a ... more
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The Terrible by Yrsa Daley-Ward - £9.99
"A major literary talent... speaks about the power and powerlessness that young women are subject to in a wholly fresh, clear-eyed way... you'll find it hard to come away from The Terrible without a stab of recognition in your chest."(Stylist) 'You ... more
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The Courage of Hopelessness: Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously by Slavoj Žižek - £9.99
In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as all that, that there is light at the end of the tunnel.   Yet, argues Slavoj Žižek, it is only when we have ... more
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Pocket Frida Kahlo Wisdom: Inspirational quotes and wise words from a legendary icon by Frida Kahlo - £5.99
Frida Kahlo is undoubtedly one of the most innovative and influential painters of the 20th century and is widely considered a style icon thanks to her eclectic taste and love for colour, print and hauls of jewellery. From a young age, Kahlo forged he ... more
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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle - £20.00
From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candour.  We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python - from the Flyin ... more
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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, and Anna Rosling Rönnlund - £12.99
A timely, short and essential book about the power of facts in a post-truth world, by late international sensation Hans Rosling ('a true inspiration' - Bill Gates) and his long-term collaborators Ola and Anna.   Factfulness: The stress-reducin ... more
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Our Place: Can We Save Britain's Wildlife Before It Is Too Late? by Mark Cocker - £18.99
Environmental thought and politics have become parts of mainstream cultural life in Britain. The wish to protect wildlife is now a central goal for our society, but where did these ‘green’ ideas come from? And who created the cherished institutio ... more
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The Infinite Monkey Cage: How to Build a Universe by Prof. Brian Cox, Robin Ince and Alexandra Feachem - £9.99
The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousn ... more
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Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe's Deep Establishment by Yanis Varoufakis - £9.99
What happens when you take on the establishment? In this blistering, personal account, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis blows the lid on Europe's hidden agenda and exposes what actually goes on in its corridors of power.  Varoufakis sp ... more
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Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard - £8.99
A memoir of love, death and jazz chickens, Eddie Izzard's fabulous Believe Me is his one and only autobiography...   'I know why I'm doing all this,' I said. 'Everything I do in life is trying to get her back. I think if I do enough things... that ... more
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The Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis by George Monbiot - £9.99
Today, our lives are dominated by an ideology of extreme competition and individualism. It misrepresents human nature, destroying hope and common purpose. But we cannot replace it without a positive vision, one that reengages people in politics and l ... more
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The Peterloo Massacre by Joyce Marlow - £9.99
Unity of the oppressed can make a difference in politically uncertain times.  A peaceful protest turned tragedy; this is the true story of the working class fight for the vote.  On August 16 1819, in St Peter’s Field, Manchester, a ... more
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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures by Charlie English - £9.99
Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world’s most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda ... more
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How Not To Be a Boy by Robert Webb - £8.99
“It sounded to me that to be a gentleman, you needed both manners and bravery. And that thought was horribly fascinating. Because I thought only wimps needed manners. And only tough guys were brave”   Following Peep Show, and alongside Back, t ... more
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My Teenage Diary: Adolescent Musings from the Hit BBC Radio 4 Series by Harriet Jaine - £12.99
Ever wanted to pick the lock of a celebrity’s teenage diary?   My Teenage Diary is a Radio 4 comedy show hosted by Rufus Hound featuring celebrities reading and discussing extracts from their teenage diaries. Collected together for the first ... more
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Check Up: Our NHS at 70 by Mark Thomas - £9.99
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS, award-winning comedian and activist Mark Thomas takes a look at our NHS, what state it’s in, where it’s going, and what we need to do to keep it. ... more
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Repeal the 8th by Una Mullally (Editor) - £9.99
Abortion is illegal in almost every circumstance in Ireland, making it the only democracy in the western world to have such a constitutional ban. This anthology, a national bestseller, is the definitive collection of the writing and art inspired by t ... more
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The Story of Brexit (Ladybirds for Grown-Ups) by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - £7.99
Whether Brexit makes you laugh or cry, Ladybird's The Story of Brexit will just make you laugh.  "Leaving was the will of the people," sighs Angelica's father. He voted to leave.  Angelica voted to remain, but she feels the same way. ... more
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Birds Art Life: The Art of Noticing the Small and Significant by Kyo Maclear - £8.99
We live in a world that prizes the fast over the slow, the new over the familiar and work over rest. Birds Art Life Death is Kyo Maclear’s beautiful journey to stake out a sense of meaning amid the crushing rush.   One winter Kyo Maclear f ... more
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The Production of Money: How to Break the Power of Bankers by Ann Pettifor - £8.99
What is money, where does it come from, and who controls it?  In this accessible, brilliantly argued book, leading political economist Ann Pettifor explains in straightforward terms history’s most misunderstood invention: the money system. Pettif ... more
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The Little Book of Ikigai: The secret Japanese way to live a happy and long life by Ken Mogi - £8.99
Written by a Japanese expert and bestselling writer, The Little Book of Ikigai reveals all about this mysterious and fascinating miracle that is at the heart of Japan's record-breaking long life, astonishing appreciation of sensory beauty and inheren ... more
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Jeremy Corbyn and the Strange Rebirth of Labour England by Francis Beckett and Mark Seddon - £20.00
Post-war Labour England wasn’t a bad place to live, but after Labour’s 2015 election defeat, the prospect of a healthier, happier and fairer country seemed more remote than ever.   Who would have predicted that career backbencher and seria ... more
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Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions by Johann Hari - £16.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER.   From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety   What really causes depression and anxiety – and how can we really solve th ... more
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The Seabird's Cry: The Lives and Loves of Puffins, Gannets and Other Ocean Voyagers by Adam Nicolson, illustrated by Kate Boxer - £9.99
WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE JEFFERIES AWARD FOR NATURE WRITING 2017   The full story of seabirds from one of the greatest nature writers. The book looks at the pattern of their lives, their habitats, the threats they f ... more
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Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women's Rights - Then and Now by Helen Pankhurst - £25.00
On the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote, Helen Pankhurst - great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and a leading women's rights campaigner - charts how women's lives have changed over the last century, and offers a pow ... more
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Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World by Billy Bragg - £9.99
Roots, Radicals & Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is the first book to explore this phenomenon in depth – a meticulously researched and joyous account that explains how skiffle sparked a revolution that shaped pop music as we have come to ... more
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The Inking Woman: 250 Years of British Women Cartoon and Comic Artists by Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate (Editors) - £19.99
This groundbreaking picture-led celebration of the work of over 100 named British artists, and a few more anonymous ones, reveals a wealth of women’s wit and insight spanning 250 years.   Based on an exhibition of the same name, held at the ... more
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Posters for Change: Tear, Paste, Protest: 50 Removable Posters by Various artists - £21.99
The US presidential election in 2016 brought to a head myriad political activism around the world, around the rights of minorities, women, the LGBTQ community, and the environment. In the midst of this turmoil, nearly 300 designers from around the wo ... more
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Standing Rock: Greed, Oil and the Lakota's Struggle for Justice by Bikem Ekberzade - £12.99
In 2016, the world looked on as thousands set up camp within Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to protest the re-routing of the Dakota Access oil pipeline close to the Reservation's northern border. People from many Native American tribes were joined b ... more
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Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber - £20.00
Be honest: if your job didn't exist, would anybody miss it? Have you ever wondered why not? Up to 40% of us secretly believe our jobs probably aren't necessary. In other words: they are bullshit jobs. This book shows why, and what we can do about it. ... more
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Frida: The Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera - £12.99
Frida is the story of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary women, the painter Frida Kahlo. Born near Mexico City, she grew up during the turbulent days of the Mexican Revolution and, at eighteen, was the victim of an accident that left h ... more
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Leeds Postcards by Christine Hankinson & Craig Oldham - £12.00
For the past four decades, independent postcard press Leeds Postcards has been making oppositional, inspiring images; activism by design. The cards are not of Leeds; the name represents a defiant rejection of the hegemony of London. The images cover ... more
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The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad - £9.99
'Telling my story of first, surviving genocide and then, as a captive of ISIS is not easy, but people must know.'   The remarkable and courageous story of Nadia Murad, a twenty-three-year-old Yazidi woman who is working with Amal Clooney to chall ... more
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Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands by Stuart Hall - £9.99
'Sometimes I feel I was the last colonial'   This is the story, in his own words, of the extraordinary life of Stuart Hall: writer, thinker and one of the leading intellectual lights of his age. Growing up in a middle-class family in 1930s Jamaica ... more
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This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay - £8.99
"Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable."(Stephen Fry) Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year Winner of the Books Are My Bag Non-Fiction Book of the Year Winner o ... more
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Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows It by Angela Saini - £9.99
From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story.  Shedding light on controversial research and investigating the ferocious gender wars in biology, psych ... more
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The Pen is Mightier Than the Penis: Words for the Wise from the World by Various authors - £7.99
For nasty women everywhere, The Pen is Mightier than the Penis is a feminist quote book celebrating female writers throughout the centuries, from Sappho to Margaret Atwood.   Find the perfect comeback for those infuriating 'you're not a feminist, ... more
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Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida - £8.99
Following his ground-breaking international bestseller The Reason I Jump, written when he was only thirteen, Naoki Higashida offers equally illuminating and practical insights into autism from his current perspective as a young man.   Naoki Higash ... more
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To Obama: With Love, Joy, Hate and Despair by Jeanne Marie Laskas - £20.00
One of the most important politics books of the year, To Obama is a record of a time when politics intersected with empathy.   Every day, President Obama received ten thousand letters from ordinary American citizens. Every night, he read ten o ... more
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Where the Line is Drawn: Crossing Boundaries in Occupied Palestine by Raja Shehadeh - £8.99
As a young boy, Raja Shehadeh was entranced by a forbidden Israeli postage stamp in his uncle's album, intrigued by tales of a green land beyond the border.He couldn't have known then what Israel would come to mean to him, or to foresee the future oc ... more
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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR A BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD   What does it mean to be a person of colour in a world dominated by white privilege?   Exploring everything from eradicated black histo ... more
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Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton - £10.99
In this combative, controversial book, Terry Eagleton takes issue with the prejudice that Marxism is dead and done with. Taking ten of the most common objections to Marxism - that it leads to political tyranny, that it reduces everything to the econo ... more
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Swell by Jenny Landreth - £9.99
SHORLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017   These days, swimming may seem like an egalitarian pastime, open to anyone with a swimsuit – but this wasn't always the case. In the 19th century, swimming was almost exclusively ... more
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Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There by Rutger Bregman - £8.99
A Sunday Times Bestseller.  We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, with questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. Rutger Bregman, a ... more
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Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds by Cordelia Fine - £8.99
WINNER OF THE 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE   Testosterone Rex is the powerful myth that squashes hopes of sex equality by telling us that men and women have evolved different natures. Fixed in an ancestral past that rew ... more
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A New Politics from the Left by Hilary Wainwright - £9.99
Millions of people passionately desire a viable alternative to austerity, authoritarianism and fear. They reject both corporate capitalism and an elite political system over which they have no control, but they are sceptical of the traditional weapon ... more
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Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century by Kehinde Andrews - £16.99
One of Britain’s most highly acclaimed Black educators presents the history of Black radicalism, reclaiming it for the twenty-first century.   Back to Black traces the long and eminent history of Black radical politics. Born out of resistanc ... more
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The Deaths of the Poets by Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley - £9.99
From Chatterton’s Pre-Raphaelite demise to Keats’ death warrant in a smudge of arterial blood; from Dylan Thomas’s eighteen straight whiskies to Sylvia Plath’s desperate suicide in the gas oven of her Primrose Hill kitchen or John Berryman’ ... more
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Of Women: In the 21st Century by Shami Chakrabarti - £9.99
A powerful, urgent and timely polemic on why women still need equality, and how we get there.  It is the greatest human rights abuse on the planet. It blights first and developing worlds, rich and poor women's health, wealth, education, repre ... more
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Age of Anger: A History of the Present by Pankaj Mishra - £9.99
How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world - from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social med ... more
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The Enchanted Life: Unlocking the Magic of the Everyday by Sharon Blackie - £14.99
A book of natural wonders, practical guidance and life-changing empowerment.  ‘I believe that enchantment is an attitude of mind which can be cultivated, a way of approaching the world which anyone can learn to adopt: the enchanted life is poss ... more
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How to Make Children Laugh by Michael Rosen - £9.99
Learn the most beautiful skill in the world from the world expert in making children laugh, Michael Rosen.   Jokes, a jack-in-the-box, jelly and jumping beans make children laugh.   As do practical jokes, peekaboo, pantomine and poe ... more
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A Woman's Work by Harriet Harman - £9.99
When Harriet Harman started her career, men-only job adverts and a 'women's rate' of pay were the norm, female MPs were a tiny minority - a woman couldn't even sign for a mortgage. But, she argues, we should never just be grateful that things are bet ... more
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The Red Squirrel Book by Jane Russ - £9.99
A must-have for all British nature lovers, The Red Squirrel Book is a stunning compendium of fact and photography.   This compact and accessible guide introduces the reader to these instantly recognisable fixtures of British wildlife and documents ... more
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The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to be Calm in a Busy World by Haemin Sunim - £8.99
The Times Top 10 Bestseller   THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, WITH OVER THREE MILLION COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD  'Is it the world that's busy, or my mind?'   The world moves fast, but that doesn't mean we have to. In this timely guide to m ... more
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In Therapy: The Unfolding Story by Susie Orbach - £9.99
In this complete and updated edition of the groundbreaking In Therapy, world-renowned therapist Susie Orbach reveals what really goes on in therapy.   Worldwide, increasingly large numbers of people are seeing therapists on a regular basis ... more
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Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch - £8.99
Where are you really from?   You’re British. Your parents are British. You were raised in Britain. Your partner, your children and most of your friends are British.   So why do people keep asking you where you are from?   Brit(ish) is abou ... more
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Rise: How Jeremy Corbyn Inspired the Young to Create a New Socialism by Liam Young - £12.99
"Liam is one of Britain’s most brilliant young writers. He was ridiculed for believing a Corbyn-led Labour party could inspire people – but ultimately completely vindicated. If you want to know why the youth surge happened, this is an absolute mu ... more
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The Blue Badge Guide's Liverpool Quiz Book by Peter J. Colyer - £7.99
Celebrating Liverpool’s cultural heritage, world-class sport and unrivalled musical legacy, this quiz book invites you to come on a wide-ranging exploration of this vibrant city.  Peel away its many layers in the company of one of Liverpool’ ... more
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Attack of the 50 Ft. Women: How Gender Equality Can Save the World! by Catherine Mayer - £9.99
Cometh the hour, Cometh the women.   In this inspirational book, the co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party sets out compelling evidence for the social and economic benefits of gender equality and lays bare the mechanisms holding wome ... more
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The Meaning of Birds by Simon Barnes - £10.00
One of our most eloquent nature writers offers a passionate and informative celebration of birds and their ability to help us understand the world we live in. As well as exploring how birds achieve the miracle of flight; why birds sing; what they tel ... more
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A Treasury of British Folklore: Maypoles, Mandrakes and Mistletoe by Dee Dee Chainey - £12.99
An entertaining and engrossing collection of British customs, superstitions and legends from past and present.   Did you know, in Cumbria it was believed a person lying on a pillow stuffed with pigeon’s feathers could not die? Or that green ... more
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Cunk on Everything: The Encyclopedia Philomena by Philomena Cunk - £12.99
A parody encyclopedia from the star of Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe and Cunk on Christmas.  In the olden days, people used to learn about things from encyclopedias. And that was really good, because you could read it, and learn it, then you co ... more
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You Know What You Could Be: Tuning into the 1960s by Mike Heron and Andrew Greig - £12.99
A dual memoir written in tandem by Mike Heron, a founder member of the iconic sixties folk group The Incredible String Band and one of their greatest fans, bestselling author and winner of the Saltire Prize, Andrew Greig.  This singular book ... more
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Flesh and Blood: A History of My Family in Seven Sicknesses by Stephen McGann - £8.99
His family survived famine-ravaged Ireland in the 1850s.  His ancestors settled in poverty-rife Victorian Liverpool, working to survive and thrive.  Some of them became soldiers serving on the Western Front.  One would be the last man to step off ... more
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No is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics by Naomi Klein - £9.99
Naomi Klein - award-winning journalist, bestselling author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, scourge of brand bullies and corporate liars - gives us the toolkit we need to survive our surreal, shocking age.  Remember ... more
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Radical Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy by Lynne Segal - £9.99
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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Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff - £20.00
A leading new exploration of the Windrush generation, featuring David Lammy and Lenny Henry.  Britain was known as the Mother Country: a home away from home; a place that you would be welcomed with open arms; a land where you were free to bui ... more
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Cats on Catnip by Andrew Marttila - £9.99
Cats enjoying catip! Professional animal photographer Andrew Marttila has captured wonderful split-second images of a variety of cats enjoying catnip (Nepeta cataria), which contains the oil nepetalactone. This non-addictive, harmless stimulant produ ... 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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The Unofficial Jeremy Corbyn Annual 2019 by Adam G. Goodwin, Dicken Goodwin and Jonathan Parkyn - £9.99
Hot on the heels of last year’s surprise Christmas bestseller comes a second helping of festive Corbyn fun.   The success of Christmas 2017’s Unofficial Jeremy Corbyn Annual 2018 proved two things: that the annual is a great format ripe f ... more
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Eat Up! Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want by Ruby Tandoh - £8.99
TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Think about that first tickle of hunger in your stomach. A moment ago, you could have been thinking about anything, but now it's thickly buttered marmite toast, a frosty scoop of ice cream straight from the tu ... more
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Zen Pencils - Creative Struggle: Illustrated Advice from Masters of Creativity by Gavin Aung Than - £8.99
Gavin Aung Than, creator of the innovative Zen Pencils, shares his passion for creativity and reveals how you, too, can live a creative life.   Zen Pencils: Creative Struggle is a call to wake up the creative spirit inside you. Through Zen Penci ... more
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The Peterloo Massacre by Robert Reid - £9.99
The Peterloo Massacre is a revealing and compelling account of that event, one of the darkest days in Britain's social history.   On 16 August 1819, a strong force of yeomanry and regular cavalry charged into a crowd of more than 100,000 worke ... more
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You Had Better Make Some Noise: Words to Change the World by Various authors - £6.95
A timeless collection of quotations by visionaries who have been catalysts for change - through the ages and across the globe.   You Had Better Make Some Noise brings together the words of social activists, revolutionaries, artists, writers, m ... more
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Stick it to the Man by Stickerbomb - £12.99
This timely sticker book brings together around 200 of the best protest stickers created by artists and activists around the world. Funny, irreverent, bold and poignant, the stickers tackle the range of key issues of acute concern today, including fe ... more
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Ginger Pride: A Red-Headed History of the World by Tobias Anthony - £9.99
Carrot-top. Ranga. Ronald. Rusty. Fire-crotch. Red.   Given redheads only make up two per cent of the global population, why has society dedicated itself to inventing ever-more insulting nicknames for them?  It’s obvious: jealousy.   ... more
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