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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

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

How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer - by Sarah Bakewell - £10.99
Part biography, part self-help, an original, funny and moving portrait of Montaigne, Renaissance nobleman and essayist.  How to get on well with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love? How to live?   ... more

The Shapeless Unease: My Year in Search of Sleep - by Samantha Harvey - £9.99
Sleep. Sleep. Like money, you only think about it when you have too little. Then you think about it all the time, and the less you have the more you think about it. It becomes the prism through which you see the world and nothing can exist except in ... more

Teaching in the Online Classroom: Surviving and Thriving in the New Normal - by Doug Lemov - £15.99
A timely guide to online teaching strategies from bestselling author Doug Lemov and the Teach Like a Champion team.  School closures in response to the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic resulted in an immediate and universal pivot to online teaching. ... more

Bookish Broads: Women Who Wrote Themselves into History - by Lauren Marino - £14.99
A boldly illustrated celebration of literary history's most revolutionary, talented women writers.  Women have written some of our most extraordinary literary works while living in societies and cultures that tried to silence them. These women da ... more

Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians - by JEB - £25.00
In 1979, JEB (Joan E. Biren) self-published her first book, Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians. Revolutionary at that time, JEB made photographs of lesbians from different ages and backgrounds in their everyday lives - working, playing, raising famil ... more

Mrs Death Misses Death - by Salena Godden - £14.99
Mrs Death tells her intoxicating story in this life-affirming fire-starter of a novel.  Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted from spending eternity doing her job and now she seeks someone to unburden her conscience to. Wolf Willeford, a tro ... 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

Wish We Knew What to Say: Talking with Children About Race - by Dr Pragya Agarwal - £9.99
We want our children to thrive and flourish in a diverse, multi-cultural world and we owe it to them to help them make sense of the confusing and emotionally charged messages they receive about themselves and others. These early years are the most cr ... more

Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times - by Katherine May - £9.99
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A beautiful, gentle exploration of the dark season of life and the light of spring that eventually follows."(Raynor Winn, bestselling author of The Salt Path) Wintering is a poignant and comforting meditation o ... more

Working Class History: Everyday Acts of Resistance and Rebellion - by Working Class History (Editors) - £16.99
History is not made by kings, politicians, or a few rich individuals—it is made by all of us. From the temples of ancient Egypt to spacecraft orbiting Earth, workers and ordinary people everywhere have walked out, sat down, risen up, and fought bac ... more

No, Love Is Not Dead: An Anthology of Love Poetry from Around the World - by Chris McCabe (Editor) - £16.99
A powerful new anthology depicting how love over the past two-and-a-half millennia has found its expression in the words of the world's greatest poets. No, Love Is Not Dead is a timely affirmation of the great linguistic diversity of poetry and its a ... more

Five Rules for Rebellion: Let's Change the World Ourselves - by Sophie Walker - £7.99
Had enough? Feeling hopeless? Don't give up - join the rebellion.   Activist, journalist, founding leader of the Women's Equality Party and 'modern-day suffragette' (Evening Standard) Sophie Walker presents an inspiring, five-step journey to inco ... more

The Crying Book - by Heather Christle - £8.99
In this symphonic work of non-fiction, Heather Christle explores the most human of behaviours: crying. What are tears made of? Why do people cry? And why is this common, crucial act so rarely discussed? Christle unpacks the biological reasons for tea ... more

The Mermaid of Black Conch - by Monique Roffey - £9.99
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

Ghost Town: A Liverpool Shadowplay - by Jeff Young - £16.00
Liverpool is a city of ghosts. Through the centuries, millions have lived here or come to find a new life, and found safe harbor. More than any other city in Britain its history resonates in the buildings, landscape and stories that have seeped into ... more

Sailor Song: The Shanties and Ballads of the High Seas - by Gerry Smyth, illustrated by Jonny Hannah - £14.99
From the earliest of voyages seafarers have sung, be they homeward bound or rolling in a merciless sea to an unknown horizon. The shouts and cries of these sailors’ shanties provided a musical rhythm to their work and such ‘concerted’ efforts i ... more

The Sad Ghost Club: Volume 1 - by Lize Meddings - £10.99
Ever felt anxious or alone? Like you don't belong anywhere? Like you're almost... invisible? Find your kindred spirits at The Sad Ghost Club.   (You are not alone. Shhh. Pass it on.)  This is the story of one of those days - a day so bad you ca ... more

Biracial Britain: A Different Way of Looking at Race - by Remi Adekoya - £18.99
Mixed-race is the fastest-growing minority group in Britain. By the end of the century roughly one in three of the population will be mixed-race, with this figure rising to 75 per cent by 2150. Mixed-race is, quite literally, the future.  Par ... more

The Missing Lynx: The Past and Future of Britain - by Ross Barnett - £10.99
Britain was a very different place 15,000 years ago - home to lions, lynx, bears, wolves, bison and many more megafauna. But as its climate changed and human populations expanded, most of early Britain's largest mammals disappeared. Will advances in ... more

Three Women - by Lisa Taddeo - £9.99
All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her?  All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated ... more

The Night Tiger - by Yangsze Choo - £8.99
They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us...  In 1930s colonial Malaya, a dissolute British doctor receives a surprise gift of an eleven-year-old Chinese houseboy. Sent as a bequest from an old ... more

A Fire in My Head - by Ben Okri - £9.99
A powerful collection of new and recently completed poems by Ben Okri covering topics of the day, such as the refugee crisis, racism, Obama, the Grenfell Tower fire, and the Corona outbreak.  In our times of crisis The mind has its powers  ... more

Postcapitalist Desire: The Final Lectures - by Mark Fisher - £12.99
Edited and with an introduction by Matt Colquhoun, this collection of lecture notes and transcriptions reveals acclaimed writer and blogger Mark Fisher in his element - the classroom - outlining a project that Fisher's death left so bittersweetly unf ... more

The Tao of Bowie: 10 Lessons from David Bowie - by Mark Edwards - £10.99
What would David Bowie do?  When life gets tough, who can we turn to for help? Who will help us find happiness, meaning and purpose? The Tao of Bowie suggests that we turn to David Bowie for guidance – and use his amazing journey through li ... more

Do it Like a Woman... And Change the World - by Caroline Criado-Perez - £9.99
In the last five years, the feminist movement has seen a radical upswell of energy and activism. We have been inspired by #LeanIn, we have found solidarity in #MeToo. We've pushed one another to be stronger and try harder.   Caroline Criado-Pe ... more

A Hidden History: The Irish Language in Liverpool/An Ghaeilge i Learpholl - by Tony Birtill - £9.00
Local teacher, journalist and Irish language enthusiast, Tony Birtill, tells the fascinating history of the Irish language in Liverpool over the past 200 years and examines the Irish language vocabulary and speech patterns still in use in present day ... more

Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration - by Danny Dorling - £10.99
The end of our high-growth world was underway well before COVID-19 arrived. In this powerful and timely argument, Danny Dorling demonstrates the benefits of a larger, ongoing societal slowdown.  Drawing from an incredibly rich trove of global dat ... more

LOCKS - by Ashleigh Nugent - £8.99
LOCKS is a book and one-man show about a mixed-race English boy in a Jamaican prison. Based on a true story.  "1993 was the year that Stephen Lawrence got murdered by racists, and I became an angry Black lad with a ‘chip on his shoulder’."  ... more

The Secret Political Adviser: The Unredacted Files of the Man in the Room Next Door - by Michael Spicer - £9.99
This hilarious journal contains satirical advice to politicians ranging from Boris Johnson to Kim Jong-un, from The Man in the Room Next Door.   Just who is the secret political adviser calling himself The Man in the Room Next Door? No one k ... more

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