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All the Young Men: How One Woman Risked It All To Care For The Dying - by Ruth Coker Burks and Kevin Carr O'Leary - £8.99
'If I have one message with this book it's that we all have to care for one another. Today, not just in 1986. Life is about caring for each other, and I learned more about life from the dying than I ever learned from the living. It's in an elephant r ... more

People of the Lane: An Oral History: Living in and Around Lark Lane, 1880-2020 - by Kay Flavell - £19.99
"I started spontaneously collecting the oral histories of People of the Lane in Liverpool, England in 1980-81, when I fell in love with the place and its gutsy people. A labour of love! Life took me to California and 40 years passed! Since 2019 I've ... more

Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias - by Dr Pragya Agarwal - £10.99
For the first time, behavioural and data scientist, activist and writer Dr Pragya Agarwal unravels the way our implicit or 'unintentional' biases affect the way we communicate and perceive the world, how they affect our decision-making, and how they ... more

Hana Khan Carries On - by Uzma Jalaluddin - £8.99
From the author of Ayesha At Last comes a sparkling new rom-com for fans of You've Got Mail.   Hana Khan's family-run halal restaurant is on its last legs. So when a flashy competitor gets ready to open nearby, bringing their inevitable closu ... more

Football Without Borders: The Lives and Times of a Refugee Football Club - by Chris Allen - £9.99
Football Without Borders is the story of one man's search for the soul of football.  Having become disillusioned with the corporatisation of top-level football in the early 1990s, Chris Allen embarks on a love affair with non-league football.  ... more

The Librarian: A Memoir - by Allie Morgan - £16.99
The library saved her. Now she wants to save the library.  I'm a librarian. Every day I encounter people. I serve the regulars, the crime enthusiastics, the bookworms, the homeless, the eccentrics, the jobless, the teenagers, the toddlers, th ... more

Burnt Sugar - by Avni Doshi - £8.99
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020.  In her youth, Tara was wild. She abandoned her loveless marriage to join an ashram, endured a brief stint as a beggar (mostly to spite her affluent parents), and spent years chasing after a dishevelled, hom ... more

The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: Travels Among the Collectors of Iceland - by Kendra Greene - £9.99
Welcome to Iceland, a very small nation with a very large number (two hundred and sixty five) of (mostly) very small museums. Founded in the backyards of houses, begun as jokes or bets or memorials to lost friends, these museums tell the story of an ... more

More Than a Woman - by Caitlin Moran - £8.99
A decade ago, Caitlin Moran thought she had it all figured out.  Her instant bestseller How to Be a Woman was a game-changing take on feminism, the patriarchy, and the general 'hoo-ha' of becoming a woman. Back then, she firmly believed 'the diff ... more

Let's Do It: The Authorised Biography of Victoria Wood - by Jasper Rees - £9.99
'I was born with a warped sense of humour and when I was carried home from being born it was Coronation Day and so I was called Victoria but you are not supposed to know who wrote this anyway it is about time I unleashed my pent-up emotions in a bitt ... more

Liverpool '81: Remembering the Toxteth Riots - by Diane Frost & Richard Phillips (Editors) - £14.95
Published to mark the 30th anniversary of the street disturbances that took place in Liverpool 8 in 1981, a time in which Liverpool was at the forefront of events that also rocked other British cities and communities including Brixton and Birmingham, ... more

The Mermaid of Black Conch - by Monique Roffey - £8.99
March 1976: St Constance, a tiny Caribbean village on the island of Black Conch. A fisherman sings to himself, waiting for a catch - but attracts a sea-dweller he doesn't expect. A beautiful young woman cursed by jealous wives to live as a mermaid ha ... more

Littlewoods Pools Girls - by Joan Boyce - £7.99
Littlewoods Pools Girls by Joan Boyce is based on interviews she conducted with many of the women who worked at Littlewoods.   For forty years until 1990s, Littlewoods Pools was one of the most famous brands in Britain. Millions played the Pools ... more

The Pull of the Stars - by Emma Donoghue - £8.99
The Sunday Times Bestseller from the acclaimed author of The Wonder and Room.   The old world dying on its feet, a new one struggling to be born...   Dublin, 1918. In a country doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at a ... more

Bessie Smith - by Jackie Kay - £9.99
Bessie Smith: singer, icon, pioneer.  Scotland's National Poet Jackie Kay brings to life the tempestuous story of the greatest blues singer who ever lived.   Bessie Smith was born in Tennessee in 1894. Orphaned by the age of nine, sh ... more

Love in Colour: Mythical Tales from Around the World Retold - by Bolu Babalola - £9.99
Time was constructed with love in mind. Time and love are intertwined, they are both measures of life, two clocks. And, for love to operate as it should, it is imperative that the timing should be right. Just as it is in these stories.  Bolu Ba ... more

I Am a Cat - by Soseki Natsume - £16.99
"A nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, told by a fellow who doesn't have a name, and has never caught a mouse, and isn't much good for anything except watching human beings in action..."(The New Yorker) Written from 1904 through 1906 ... more

Unsilencing Gaza: Reflections on Resistance - by Sara Roy - £19.99
Gaza, the centre of Palestinian nationalism and resistance to the occupation, is the linchpin of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the key to its resolution. Since 2005, Israel has deepened the isolation of the territory, severing it almost comple ... more

Humankind: A Hopeful History - by Rutger Bregman - £9.99
It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, the roots of this belief h ... more

Unwell Women: A Journey Through Medicine And Myth in a Man-Made World - by Elinor Cleghorn - £16.99
'We are taught that medicine is the art of solving our body's mysteries. And as a science, we expect medicine to uphold the principles of evidence and impartiality. We want our doctors to listen to us and care for us as people, but we also need their ... more

The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers - by Emily Levesque - £10.99
FINALIST FOR THE PEN/E.O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD  The story of the people who see beyond the stars...  To be an astronomer is to journey to some of the most inaccessible parts of the globe, braving mountain passes, sub-zero tem ... more

The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth and Power - by Deirdre Mask - £9.99
An exuberant work of popular history: why something as seemingly mundane as an address can save lives or serve the powerful.  Starting with a simple question, 'what do street addresses do?', Deirdre Mask travels the world and back in time to work ... more

Who Am I, Again? - by Lenny Henry - £9.99
***BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week***   Sir Lenny Henry is one of the country's best-loved comedians with a career spanning over forty years. Here he writes about his youth for the first time.  You might think you know Lenny Henry. Think a ... more

I Belong Here: A Journey Along the Backbone of Britain - by Anita Sethi - £16.99
One of Waterstones Best Books to Look Forward to in 2021 The Bookseller's Book of the Month A Guardian 2021 Literary Highlight  "I knew in every bone of my body, in every fibre of my being, that I had to report what had happened, not only for m ... more

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonial Conquest and Resistance - by Rashid I. Khalidi - £10.99
Shortlisted for the 2020 Cundill History Prize  The twentieth century for Palestine and the Palestinians has been a century of denial: denial of statehood, denial of nationhood and denial of history. The Hundred Years War on Palestine is Rash ... more

A Radical Practice in Liverpool: The Rise, Fall and Rise of Princes Park Health Centre - by Katy Gardner and Susanna Graham-Jones - £9.99
"At its best Princes Park Health Centre was Nye Bevan’s dream fulfilled: health care, free for all at their point of need, from the cradle to the grave."(Chas Clegg, district nurse) Princes Park Health Centre, in Liverpool 8, was founded b ... more

The Fortune Men - by Nadifa Mohamed - £14.99
Mahmood Mattan is a fixture in Cardiff's Tiger Bay, 1952, which bustles with Somali and West Indian sailors, Maltese businessmen and Jewish families. He is a father, chancer, some-time petty thief. He is many things, in fact, but he is not a murderer ... more

The Secret to Superhuman Strength - by Alison Bechdel - £16.99
*A GUARDIAN AND OBSERVER 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK*  From the bestselling, award-winning author of Fun Home.  All her life, Alison Bechdel has searched for an elusive secret. The secret to superhuman strength.   She has looked for ... more

Forced Out: A Detective's Story of Prejudice and Resilience - by Kevin Maxwell - £9.99
Kevin Maxwell was a dream candidate for the police force – he had a long-held desire to serve his community, a strong moral compass and a clear aptitude for both the strategic and practical aspects of policing. And, as a gay black man from a workin ... more

The Cat and The City - by Nick Bradley - £8.99
In Tokyo - one of the world's largest megacities - a stray cat is wending her way through the back alleys. And, with each detour, she brushes up against the seemingly disparate lives of the city-dwellers, connecting them in unexpected ways.  ... more

Pandora's Jar: Women in the Greek Myths - by Natalie Haynes - £9.99
The Greek myths are among the world's most important cultural building blocks and they have been retold many times, but rarely do they focus on the remarkable women at the heart of these ancient stories.  Stories of gods and monsters are the mainsta ... more

Hope is a Verb: Six Steps to Radical Optimism When the World Seems Broken - by Emily Ehlers - £12.99
For readers of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, a gift book for an era of global anxiety.  When the world feels uncertain, we need hope, humour and meaningful action. Hope Is a Verb is the ideal handbook for anyone freaked out about th ... more

Paint Your Town Red: How Preston Took Back Control and Your Town Can Too - by Matthew Brown and Rhian E Jones - £10.99
Across the world, there is a growing recognition that a new kind of economy is needed: more democratic, less exploitative, less destructive of society and the planet.  Paint Your Town Red looks at how wealth can be generated and shared at a l ... more

Slug - by Hollie McNish - £14.99
"An intoxicating mixture of poetry and prose, Slug is a taboo-busting delight"(Scotsman) "She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love"(Kae Tempest) The new collection of poetry and prose from the Ted Hughes Award-winning author of Nobo ... more

Diary of a Young Naturalist - by Dara McAnulty - £9.99
Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of 15-year-old Dara McAnulty's world. From spring and through a year in his home patch in Northern Ireland, Dara spent the seasons writing. These vivid, evocative and moving diary entries about his c ... more

The Radical Bookstore: Counterspace for Social Movements - by Kimberley Kinder - £20.99
How does social change happen? It requires an identified problem, an impassioned and committed group, a catalyst, and a plan.  In this deeply researched consideration of seventy-seven stores and establishments, Kimberley Kinder argues that activ ... more

What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition - by Emma Dabiri - £7.99
An incisive - and deeply practical - essay from the acclaimed author of Don't Touch My Hair.  Stop the denial Abandon guilt Interrogate capitalism  When it comes to racial justice, how do we transform demonstrations of support into ... more

Greenery: Journeying with the Spring from Southern Africa to the Arctic - by Tim Dee - £9.99
One December, in midsummer South Africa, Tim Dee was watching swallows. They were at home there, but the same birds would soon begin journeying north to Europe, where their arrival marks the beginning of spring.  Greenery recounts how Tim Dee ... more

How To Resist Amazon And Why - by Danny Caine - £10.99
Join the fight for economic justice.  When a company's workers are literally dying on the job, when their business model relies on preying on local businesses and even their own vendors, when their CEO is the richest person in the world while ... more

The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem - by Amanda Gorman - £9.99
Amanda Gorman's powerful and historic poem "The Hill We Climb," read at President Joe Biden's inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition.   On 20 January 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry ... more

Many Different Kinds of Love: A Story of Life, Death and the NHS - by Michael Rosen, illustrated by by Chris Riddell - £14.99
A national treasure's journey to the brink and back.   'Will I wake up?' 'There's a 50:50 chance.'  Michael Rosen wasn't feeling well. Soon he was struggling to breathe, and then he was admitted to hospital, suffering from coronavirus as th ... more

Free to Be Me: Refugee Stories from the Lesbian Immigration Support Group - by Jane Traies (Editor) - £11.99
A new collection of interviews with lesbian and bi women seeking asylum in the UK and the campaigners working with them. Here in their own words are their stories of love, trauma, struggle and friendship, courage and solidarity.   Profits fro ... more

The Lost Future of Pepperharrow - by Natasha Pulley - £8.99
"A Japan that never was, a future lost, ghosts that are not dead ... not even a partial list of ingredients can do justice to this wonderful cake of a book ... A time-defying thriller."(Robin Hobb) Strange things are happening in Tokyo.  A ... more

Featherhood - by Charlie Gilmour - £8.99
This is a story about birds and fathers.   About the young magpie that fell from its nest in a Bermondsey junkyard into Charlie Gilmour's life - and swiftly changed it. Demanding worms around the clock, riffling through his wallet, sharing hi ... more

Why the Moon Travels - by Oein DeBhairduin, illustrated by Leanne McDonagh - £11.99
Why the Moon Travels is a haunting collection of twenty tales rooted in the oral tradition of the Irish Traveller community.   Brave vixens, prophetic owls and stalwart horses live alongside the human characters as guides, protectors, friends and ... more

The Dictionary of Lost Words - by Pip Williams - £14.99
Discover the internationally bestselling debut, Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.   In 1901, the word 'bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole i ... more

The Nanny State Made Me: A Story of Britain and How to Save It - by Stuart Maconie - £9.99
It was the spirit of our finest hour, the backbone of our post-war greatness, and it promoted some of the boldest and most brilliant schemes this isle has ever produced: it was the Welfare State, and it made you and I. But now it's under threat, and ... more

Treasury of Folklore: Seas and Rivers - Sirens, Selkies and Ghost Ships - by Dee Dee Chainey and Willow Winsham - £12.99
Enthralling tales of the sea, rivers and lakes from around the globe.   Folklore of the seas and rivers has a resonance in cultures all over the world. Watery hopes, fears and dreams are shared by all peoples where rivers flow and waves crash ... more

Birdsong in a Time of Silence - by Steven Lovatt - £12.99
A lyrical celebration of birdsong, and the rekindling of a deep passion for nature.  "At this time of year, blackbirds never simply fly: instead, like reluctantly retired officers, they're always 'on manoeuvres', and it's easy to see from the ... more

Becoming - by Michelle Obama - £12.99
Now in paperback featuring a new introduction by Michelle Obama, a letter from the author to her younger self, and a book club guide with 20 discussion questions and a 5-question Q&A, an intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First La ... more

Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights - by Helen Lewis - £8.99
** A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week ** ** A Sunday Times bestseller **  Well-behaved women don't make history: difficult women do. Feminism's success is down to complicated, contradictory, imperfect women, who fought each other as well as fighting ... more

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