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The Runaway Girl A Beautiful Girl. Trafficked for Sex. Is There Nowhere to Hide? by Casey Watson
The Runaway Girl A Beautiful Girl. Trafficked for Sex. Is There Nowhere to Hide?
Casey Watson
A particularly timely and relevant tale from Casey Watson, who is a specialist foster carer and author. Casey agrees to foster 14 year old Adrianna from Poland, Adrianna has no one to care for her, no belongings, and no explanation...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2016
The Story Cure An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise by Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin
The Story Cure An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise
Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin
I’ve listed The Novel Cure by the same authors in Like for Like reading, as it’s a most enjoyable reference book for any lover of reading. Now they’ve turned their attention to books “to keep kids happy, healthy and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2016
The Art of Beatrix Potter Sketches, Paintings, and Illustrations by Emily Zach
The Art of Beatrix Potter Sketches, Paintings, and Illustrations
Emily Zach
A beautifully presented celebration of the art of one of our most famous and well-loved children’s author, this collection shows us the wealth of material she produced and the true extent of the legacy she left behind. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/11/2016
Alan Partridge Nomad by Alan Partridge
Alan Partridge Nomad
Alan Partridge
Alan Partridge can make a trip to buy a pint of milk into an epic dual with destiny so I’m surprised he’s managed to “trek” as far as he documents in Nomad. It must be the Amazon you guess, or...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2016
Homo Deus A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
Homo Deus A Brief History of Tomorrow
Yuval Noah Harari
Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. In Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2016
The Kingdom of Speech by Tom Wolfe
The Kingdom of Speech
Tom Wolfe
Argues that speech - not evolution - is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, to the controversial work of modern-day...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2016
The Upright Thinkers The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos by Leonard Mlodinow
The Upright Thinkers The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos
Leonard Mlodinow
An inspiring and illuminating story of how we have come to understand the world, from the invention of the very first tools to the mind-bending theories of quantum physics. It guides us through the critical eras and events in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016
Eureka! An Infographic Guide to Science by Tom Cabot
Eureka! An Infographic Guide to Science
Tom Cabot
Discover how the world really works in this spectacular journey through space and time that shows the fundamentals of science in groundbreaking visuals, from the Big Bang to Artificial Intelligence. Using vast amounts of information to cross-reference a breadth of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2016
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
Edmund de Waal
Winner of the 'Best of the Best' Adult category at the Independent Bookshop Week Awards 2016. Winner of the Independent Booksellers' Book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2011
Storm in a Teacup The Physics of Everyday Life by Helen Czerski
Storm in a Teacup The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
A stimulating, detailed, yet remarkably clear book about physics and how to connect to and understand a little more about our world. If you find yourself wondering about the why, the how, the what and when… then this is the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2016
Science A History in 100 Experiments by Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin
Science A History in 100 Experiments
Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin
A history of science distilled into 100 notable experiments - epic moments that have fuelled our understanding of Earth and the Universe beyond. From the discovery of microscopic worlds to weighing the Earth, from making electricity to the accelerating Universe...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2016
Great Expeditions 50 Journeys That Changed Our World by Mark Steward, Alan Greenwood
Great Expeditions 50 Journeys That Changed Our World
Mark Steward, Alan Greenwood
Hearing of this title my heart sunk a little, a book filled with (mostly) Victorian moustache twiddling tales of derring do – or so I thought - how wrong can you be? Instead the word journey has been interpreted in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016
The Un-Discovered Islands An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes by Malachy Tallack
The Un-Discovered Islands An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes
Malachy Tallack
An investigation into an intriguing subject – Islands that feature in myth, even been found on historical maps, they all have one thing in common, they don’t exist - by Malachy Tallack whose 60 Degrees North was published to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2016
A History of Britain in 100 Dogs by Emma White
A History of Britain in 100 Dogs
Emma White
Dogs as hunters, fighters, companions and helpers – all feature in this compendium of 100 dogs famous and otherwise. There are dogs in fact - revealing some little-known stories of bravery and love and dogs from fiction too – the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2016
Universal A Guide to the Cosmos by Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw
Universal A Guide to the Cosmos
Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw
Physics is about asking questions. But what are good questions? How do we understand the fundamental forces of the Universe and its remarkable uniformity? Science reveals a deeper beauty, connects us to each other, to our world, and to our...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2016
Scorn The Wittiest and Wickedest Insults in Human History by Matthew Parris
Scorn The Wittiest and Wickedest Insults in Human History
Matthew Parris
A completely updated trawl through tongue scorching invective from the ancient world to yesterday (almost). As well as being breathtakingly rude so many of the comments are outrageously funny although anyone on the receiving end of such rudeness can only...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/11/2016
1,342 QI Facts to Leave You Flabbergasted by John Lloyd
1,342 QI Facts to Leave You Flabbergasted
John Lloyd
Being a small “instant” humour book there is no bibliography telling you where these facts originate but we now have google so can read up on such things as why Horatio Nelson’s pension continued to be paid to 1947. Harris...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2016
The Terry Pratchett Diary by Terry Pratchett, The Discworld Emporium
The Terry Pratchett Diary
Terry Pratchett, The Discworld Emporium
The Terry Pratchett Diary? Yes please! With thoughts of warmth, admiration, love and laughter from his family, friends and colleagues scattered among the months, you glimpse a new side, a different perspective, one that adds even more colour and vibrancy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2016
The Times Diary at 50 The Antidote to the News by Patrick Kidd
The Times Diary at 50 The Antidote to the News
Patrick Kidd
Here are just some of the light-hearted news items that have made it into the Times Diary Column over the past 50 years. Patrick Kidd has picked the best of the Column with items that will amaze and astonish, hard...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016
Making it Up as I Go Along by Marian Keyes
Making it Up as I Go Along
Marian Keyes
‘Making It Up As I Go Along’ was just as I imagined it would be, warm, honest, lovely, funny and highly entertaining. This is a collection of articles written by Marian Keyes, some previously published, some not, from health and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2016
A Christmas Cornucopia The Hidden Stories Behind Our Yuletide Traditions by Mark Forsyth
A Christmas Cornucopia The Hidden Stories Behind Our Yuletide Traditions
Mark Forsyth
For something that happens every year of our lives, we really don't know much about Christmas. Luckily, like a gift from Santa himself, Mark Forsyth is here to unwrap this fundamentally funny gallimaufry of traditions and oddities, making it all...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2016
University Challenge: The Ultimate Questions Over 3000 Brand-New Quiz Questions from the Hit BBC TV Show by Steve Tribe
University Challenge: The Ultimate Questions Over 3000 Brand-New Quiz Questions from the Hit BBC TV Show
Steve Tribe
It's back! And this time it's the ultimate challenge. Featuring over 3000 new questions, University Challenge: The Ultimate Questions will have everyone racking their brains and sharpening their wits.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016
101 Bets You Will Always Win The Science of the Seemingly Impossible by Professor Richard Wiseman
101 Bets You Will Always Win The Science of the Seemingly Impossible
Professor Richard Wiseman
Using only your body and everyday household objects, 101 Bets You Will Always Win is both a practical guide and illuminating exploration of the fascinating science that underpins these seemingly impossible challenges.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2016
Rise Surviving and Thriving After Trauma by Sian Williams
Rise Surviving and Thriving After Trauma
Sian Williams
Rise is a deeply researched exploration of trauma, grief and illness, and most importantly resilience in the darkest of days. It is an inspiring and powerful piece of work, full of honesty, warmth and wisdom.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

Being a Beast by Charles Foster

Being a Beast
Charles Foster
We can never truly know what it is like to be another species and experience their lives as they search for food, or kill and be killed – but...

The Invention of Nature The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science by Andrea Wulf

The Invention of Nature The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science
Andrea Wulf
Winner of the the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016. Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Biography & Autobiography Award 2016. Winner of the Costa Biography Award 2015. ...

The Quick Guide to Parenting by Laura Quick

The Quick Guide to Parenting
Laura Quick
Insightful, tender and very, very funny, the images from the author's blog, The Daily Think, have become hugely popular, and the very best of them are collected together in this...

Secrets of the Seas A Journey into the Heart of the Oceans by Alex Mustard, Callum Roberts

Secrets of the Seas A Journey into the Heart of the Oceans
Alex Mustard, Callum Roberts
A superb visual celebration of life within and beneath the world's seas and oceans. This beautiful book gathers together a selection of his award-winning images and a number of new...

New Scientist: The Origin of (Almost) Everything From the Big Bang to Belly-Button Fluff by New Scientist Instant Expert, Graham Lawton, Stephen Hawking

New Scientist: The Origin of (Almost) Everything From the Big Bang to Belly-Button Fluff
New Scientist Instant Expert, Graham Lawton, Stephen Hawking
From what actually happened in the Big Bang to the accidental discovery of post-it notes, science is packed with surprising discoveries. Witty essays explore the concepts alongside enlightening infographics that...

Kind of Blue A Political Memoir by Ken Clarke

Kind of Blue A Political Memoir
Ken Clarke
Clarke has had a ringside seat in British politics for four decades and his trenchant observations and candid account of life both in and out of government will enthral readers...

Jo Malone: My Story by Jo Malone

Jo Malone: My Story
Jo Malone
October 2016 Book of the Month. Has appeal as a rags to riches story but also will act as an inspiration for anyone dreaming of starting...

The Road to Corbyn A Modern Day Pilgrim's Progress by Rob Donovan

The Road to Corbyn A Modern Day Pilgrim's Progress
Rob Donovan
As genre-mixing goes political fantasy is a new one for us but this is an interesting, modern-day reworking of the The Pilgrim's Progress. Looking at the tumultuous period from 2010...

Ripley's Believe it or Not! 2017 by

Ripley's Believe it or Not! 2017

Packed with amazing photographs and jaw-dropping facts, and with an out-of-this-world 3D-effect cover, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2017 offers a feast of information and entertainment. Prepare yourself for this...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Young Soul Rebels A Personal History of Northern Soul by Stuart Cosgrove

Young Soul Rebels A Personal History of Northern Soul
Stuart Cosgrove
Northern Soul isn't just a music genre, it's a way of life and one that intensely encompasses and overpowers those that fall for it's high energy 'stomping' - dancing. Young...

Politics The Art of the Possible in an Age of Unreason by Nick Clegg

Politics The Art of the Possible in an Age of Unreason
Nick Clegg
In 2010, a hung parliament delivered Britain's first coalition government for more than half a century. In this book, the author gives an account of his experiences, from his rise...

The Light Between Us Lessons from Heaven That Teach Us to Live Better in the Here and Now by Laura Lynne Jackson

The Light Between Us Lessons from Heaven That Teach Us to Live Better in the Here and Now
Laura Lynne Jackson
‘The Light Between Us’ is moving and fascinating in equal measure. I’m interested in the power of the mind, however I’m sceptical about an afterlife, so will admit to starting...

Sixty Degrees North Around the World in Search of Home by Malachy Tallack

Sixty Degrees North Around the World in Search of Home
Malachy Tallack
Follow the latitude line from Malachy Tallack's home on Shetland and you voyage to Greenland, Canada, Siberia and Scandinavia before coming home, a wiser and more grounded person. We learn...

The Gene An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Gene An Intimate History
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016. Spanning the globe and several centuries, this is the story of the quest to decipher the master-code that makes and defines...

Skyfaring A Journey with a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker

Skyfaring A Journey with a Pilot
Mark Vanhoenacker
Think back to when you first flew. When you first left the Earth, and travelled high and fast above its turning arc. When you looked down on a new world,...

In Order to Live A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park

In Order to Live A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom
Yeonmi Park
Europe is currently dealing with an unprecedented flow of human beings escaping conflict, hunger and political injustice. In Asia there is another flow of refugees undertaking an even deadlier journey...

The Most Perfect Thing Inside (and Outside) a Bird's Egg by Tim Birkhead

The Most Perfect Thing Inside (and Outside) a Bird's Egg
Tim Birkhead
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016. Firmly grounded in science and enriched by a wealth of observation drawn from a lifetime spent studying birds, The Most Perfect...

The Hunt for Vulcan How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet and Deciphered the Universe by Thomas Levenson

The Hunt for Vulcan How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet and Deciphered the Universe
Thomas Levenson
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016. The Hunt for Vulcan is a scientific detective tale at the intersection of theory, measurement, and belief; and a reflection on...

Cure A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant

Cure A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body
Jo Marchant
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016. A rigorous, skeptical, ground-breaking look at the new science behind the mind's surprising ability to heal the body. In her eye-opening...

The Planet Remade How Geoengineering Could Change the World by Oliver Morton

The Planet Remade How Geoengineering Could Change the World
Oliver Morton
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016. Oliver Morton unpicks the moral implications of climate change, our fear that people have become a force of nature, and what...

Alpha Abidjan to Gare du Nord by Bessora

Alpha Abidjan to Gare du Nord
Bessora
Alpha hopes that his wife and little son are in Paris and he’s desperate to see them. Denied a visa to travel he must make the long, long journey from...

The Big Picture On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll

The Big Picture On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
Sean Carroll
A synthesis of cosmos-sprawling science and the most profound questions about life, death and our place in it all, The Big Picture is the ultimate guide to the scientific revolution...

Can I Let You Go? A Heartbreaking True Story of Love, Loss and Moving on by Cathy Glass

Can I Let You Go? A Heartbreaking True Story of Love, Loss and Moving on
Cathy Glass
One to tug at your heart strings, this is an emotional and thought-provoking read. Faye is 24, she has learning difficulties, lives with her Grandparents and is pregnant. Cathy steps...

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