Bonzo's War Animals Under Fire, 1939 -1945 Clare Campbell
March 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
The cover illustration of a forlorn girl and her equally forlorn Airedale dog stand outside a shop advertising “No Dog Biscuits Today” summing up the plight... Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
Recipe for Life The Autobiography Mary Berry
Mary Berry’s journey to become the Nation’s favourite baker has been a long one. Starting in near tragedy she turned to cooking after a childhood bout of polio, this early decision leading her to demonstrating, teaching, food journalism, writing and... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
Testament of Youth Vera Brittain
In 1914 Vera Brittain was 20, and as war was declared she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that would have... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
Three Mothers (and a Camel) Phyllida Law
A single-volume edition of two hugely charming and funny memoirs of family life, by the inimitable Phyllida Law. Phyllida Law's treasured mother-in-law Annie was the lynchpin of the entire family, so when they realised she was growing ever more deaf... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar Martin Windrow
'Perched on the back of a sunlit chair was something about 9 inches tall and shaped rather like a plump toy penguin with a nose-job. It appeared to be wearing a one-piece knitted jumpsuit of pale grey fluff with brown... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
Film Freak Christopher Fowler
It's the late 1970s and 20-something. Christopher Fowler is a film freak, obsessively watching lousy films in run-down fleapit cinemas. He longs to be a famous screenwriter and put his dreams on the big screen. And so he heads for... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
Cruel Crossing Escaping Hitler Across the Pyrenees Edward Stourton
The mountain paths are as treacherous as they are steep - the more so in the dark and in winter. Even for the fit the journey is a formidable challenge. Hundreds of those who climbed through the Pyrenees during the... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
Turning Forty Mike Gayle
How to turn forty: 1. Set yourself a personal challenge. 2. Clear wardrobe of all age inappropriate clothing. 3. Relax. How not to turn forty: 1. Have a complete meltdown ...High flier Matt Beckford's sole ambition is to turn forty... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
Daddy's Little Princess Cathy Glass
The latest title from the internationally bestselling author and foster carer Cathy Glass. Beth is a sweet-natured child who appears to have been well looked after. But it isn't long before Cathy begins to have concerns that the relationship between... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder Andrew Rose
The royal family's darkest secret and the establishment cover-up. Half a century before Dodi and Diana, another Prince of Wales would be involved in a deadly love triangle with a fabulously wealthy Egyptian prince. Prince Edward was the future King... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
The Scarlet Sisters Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age Myra MacPherson
Victoria Claflin Woodhull and Tennessee 'Tennie' Claflin were true American originals. These vastly forward-thinking sisters' push for women's fiscal, political, and sexual independence placed them among the most fascinating, flamboyant, and scandalous women of the 19th century. In just a... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
From Behind The Mask Pam Warren
She was not expected to survive. She became the lady in the mask. In October 1999, Pam Warren's life was turned on its head when she sustained horrific injuries in the Paddington rail crash. The casualties numbered thirty-one dead and... Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2014
Sad Men Dave Roberts
All Dave Roberts ever wanted to do (apart from collect football programmes) was to work in advertising. More specifically, to work for the world's best advertising agency, Saatchi and Saatchi. There was just one problem. Even when he managed to... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
If it's Not One Thing, it's Your Mother Julia Sweeney
Julia Sweeney was nearing forty, and quite famous, when she got on a flight to China to turn her life upside down. She had a flourishing career as a comedienne and performer, ample friends and admirers, but what she didn't... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
Censoring Queen Victoria Yvonne Ward
In 1901, two literary gentlemen were appointed a novel task: to preserve the memory of Queen Victoria in her own words. By the time they were finished, 460 volumes of the Queen's correspondence had become just three; their decisions --... Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
Little Drifters: Kathleen's Story Kathleen O'Shea
The harrowing true story of a travelling Irish family bonded by love, broken apart by life, and then betrayed by their carers in a cruel convent in Ireland. For those who we lost along the way, I tell this story.... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
Maggie & Me Damian Barr
It's 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. In small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian Barr watches in horror as his mum rips her wedding ring off and packs their bags. He... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
Gary The Definitive Biography of Gary Barlow Sean Smith
Top celebrity biographer Sean Smith tells the story of national treasure Gary Barlow, one of the UK's greatest songwriters and musicians. Throughout a stellar career, nobody has been more misunderstood than Gary Barlow. When he first found fame, he was... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
Confessions of a Chelsea Boy Spencer Matthews
Charming, funny, a good friend, a less than perfect boyfriend, Spencer Matthews is one of the most talked-about stars of Made in Chelsea. But what lies behind his sometimes controversial behaviour? In Confessions of a Chelsea Boy, his honest and... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
Living it Arg James Argent
One of the original cast members of the award-winning reality TV series, The Only Way is Essex, Arg is best known for his long-term relationship with Lydia Bright and his affectionate 'Bro-mance' with Mark Wright. A key figure in the... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
Unbreakable My New Autobiography Sharon Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne's life has always been an extreme rollercoaster ride. And despite her best efforts, the last few years have been the most dramatic and turbulent of all. In her gripping new autobiography Sharon reveals the truth behind the headlines.... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
This Boy Alan Johnson
London's Notting Hill in the 1950s was an unimaginably different place to the white stucco splendour it's known for today. Alan Johnson's family lived in condemned housing, declared unfit for human habitation, in a cramped flat with no central heating,... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
Stolen Voices Terrie Duckett, Paul Duckett
He beat them, he abused them, and he tortured them. He broke their dreams. But they came back stronger. 'Terrie and Paul are two of the bravest people I have ever met. I have only shared the briefest glimpse into... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
The Rev Diaries Rev. Adam Smallbones
The Rev Diaries is the hilarious tie-in novel to the award-winning hit BBC1 comedy, Rev. When vicar Adam Smallbone swapped his rural parish for St Saviours in Hackney, he thought he was going somewhere where he would be able to... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
No Regrets Coleen Nolan
No Regrets is Coleen Nolan's gripping new memoir about love and heartbreak. As a member of the Nolan sisters, Coleen Nolan was born into the spotlight and has stayed there ever since. She has now become one of the nation's... Format: Hardback - Released: 13/03/2014
Mom and Me and Mom Maya Angelou
This is the stunning portrait of Vivian Baxter Johnson: the first black woman officer in the Merchant Marines, purveyor of a gambling business and rooming house, and mother to one of our most cherished literary treasures. Anyone who's read the... Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
Lorraine Kelly's Scotland Lorraine Kelly
From childhood family day trips to Loch Lomond, to her days as TVam's roving correspondent, Lorraine Kelly has covered the length and breadth of Scotland. But certain special places tug at her heartstrings and lure her back time and time... Format: Hardback - Released: 13/03/2014
A History of Silence Lloyd Jones
A History of Silence is a touching memoir about a country and a landscape. It's about the devastation in Christchurch after the 2011 earthquake and the faultlines that this event opened up in Lloyd Jones' understanding of his own family.... Format: Hardback - Released: 13/03/2014
Dorothea's War A First World War Nurse Tells Her Story Dorothea Crewdson
In April 1915, Dorothea Crewdson, a newly trained Red Cross nurse, and her best friend Christie, received instructions to leave for Le Treport in northern France. Filled with excitement at the prospect of her first paid job, Dorothea began writing... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
Back in Control My Story Tina Malone
Fans of Channel 4's ground-breaking drama Shameless know and love Tina Malone for her portrayal of the loud-mouthed, larger-than-life Mimi Maguire. But what they may not know is that Tina's own life has been more dramatic, more outrageous and frequently... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
The Astronaut Wives Club Lily Koppel
The true story of the wives behind the American Space Race, the challenges they faced in the '50s and '60s, and the 40 year friendship that bound them together. Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
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Peace and War: Britain in 1914 Nigel Jones
1914 dawned with Britain at peace, albeit troubled by faultlines within and threats without: Ireland trembled on the brink of civil war; suffragette agitation was assuming an ever more violent...
The Son Michel Rostain
Winner of the Prix Goncourt for Debut Fiction in 2011.
A story of grief as a father mourns his 21-year old son who died of a particularly virulent form of meningitis....
Courtney Love Autobiography Courtney Love
Alternatively criticized and vilified, embraced and idolized, Courtney Love has been polarizing opinion from the moment she stormed her way onto the music scene over twenty years ago. Yet everything...
Humble by Nature Kate Humble
In 2010, television presenter Kate Humble learned that a nearby farm in the Wye Valley where she had lived for four years was set to be sold off, broken up...
Letters to the Midwife Jennifer Worth
When the CALL THE MIDWIFE books became bestsellers, Jennifer Worth was inundated with correspondence. People felt moved to write to her because the books had touched them, and because they...
Love You, Mum
This is a beautifully packaged and illustrated gift book for girls to give to their best friends, their mums. 'I would rather go an entire week without my mobile phone...
See You in the Morning Barry Norman
Barry Norman is one of the nation's most popular and enduring broadcasters. Journalist, writer and presenter, he is best known for having fronted the BBC's flagship Film programme for more...
When Fraser Met Billy Louise Booth
Billy the cat was rescued from an abandoned house. Fraser was a two-year-old autistic child with a multitude of problems when he first met Billy at the cat protection shelter....
A Whole Lot of History Kimberley Walsh
In 2002 - along with Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding and Nicola Roberts - Kimberley Walsh won a place in the Popstars The Rivals band Girls Aloud, and her...
World War Two A Short History Norman Stone
Norman Stone's gripping book tells the narrative of the Second World War in as brief a compass as possible, making a sometimes familiar story utterly fresh and arresting. As with...
The Living Years Mike Rutherford
February 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
If you’re a fan of the music group Genesis you’ll snap up this autobiography but it’s...
Will Christopher Rush
With great imagination, colour and skill, renowned writer and dramatist Christopher Rush takes the reader inside the mind of the world famous Bard of Avon through encounters with his lawyer...
The Buy Side Turney Duff
Too much money, too much sex too many drugs… just another day on Wall Street for stellar trader Turney Duff. But in the end it will catch up with you...
July 1914 Countdown to War Sean McMeekin
The outbreak of the First World War was 'a drama never surpassed'. One hundred years later, the characters still seem larger than life: Archduke Franz Ferdinand, brooding heir to the...
Friends Are cheaper than therapy Cath Tate
In the realm of amusing, deadpan greetings cards, Cath Tate is the original and best. In her thirty-year career she has created thousands of witty, original and often subversive cards,...
The First World War Illustrated John Keegan
The First World War created the modern world. A conflict of unparalleled ferocity far beyond its European epicentre, it broke the century of relative peace and prosperity which we associate...
Love Letters of the Great War Mandy Kirkby
From the private papers of Winston Churchill to the tender notes of an unknown Tommy in the trenches, Love Letters of the Great War brings together some of the most...
The Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort
Now a major motion picture directed by MARTIN SCORSESE, Starring LEONARDO DICAPRIO (The Great Gatsby, The Aviator),MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY (Mud, Magic Mike), JONAH HILL (Moneyball), JEAN DUJARDIN (The Artist), KYLE CHANDLER...
The Railway Man Eric Lomax
During the Second World War Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio.
The Lost Children Mary MacCracken
Mary MacCracken’s The Lost Children shows just how a teacher can transform the life of a troubled child using patience, love and compassion to reach out and give them the...
The Boys in the Boat Daniel James Brown
Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a...
Twelve Years a Slave Solomon Northup
This is an official tie-in edition of this eloquent and powerful memoir, to accompany Steve McQueen's major new film starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Chiwetel Ejiofor...