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The Stolen Bicycle by Ming-Yi Wu Read the opening extract of the brand new Ming-Yi Wu book before its publication on 26/10/2017

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Diversify by June Sarpong
June Sarpong
October 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month A powerful – and empowering – manifesto for transforming the world through integration. The central premise of this thought-provoking, forward-thinking work is that “by operating in a more inclusive way towards everyone, we...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017
Unconquerable: The Invictus Spirit by Boris Starling
Unconquerable: The Invictus Spirit
Boris Starling
October 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month Published a few days before the start of the 3rd Invictus Games in Toronto where around 550 competitors – all “wounded warriors” will be competing. This is their story told by some of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Other Featured Books this Month

The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
The Lost Words
Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
A book to make you think and feel, this is an important, beautiful, spellbinding treasure. Words from nature are disappearing, being removed, left to one side to be forgotten. Some words are in real danger of being lost forever, this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017
Groomed by Casey Watson
Casey Watson
Another fascinating and eloquent tale from Casey Watson, specialist foster carer to children who have difficulties settling in care. Writing under a pseudonym, Casey’s tales of her foster children highlight problems within our society today and the relevance of them...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017
Cruel to Be Kind by Cathy Glass
Cruel to Be Kind
Cathy Glass
Cathy Glass excels in opening a viewing portal into the world of foster care. She has looked after more than 150 foster children, each new book, written under a pseudonym tugs at heart strings, and Cruel to be Kind is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017
The Gift of Anger by Arun Gandhi
The Gift of Anger
Arun Gandhi
From Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson a memoir that also shares some of the beliefs and teachings of his grandfather. Arun Gandhi believes that what his grandfather had to say about co-existence and tolerance is needed now more than ever. A deceptively...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017
Dear Cancer, Love Victoria by Victoria Derbyshire
Dear Cancer, Love Victoria
Victoria Derbyshire
I think all of us at some time in our lives when we reach a certain age worry a little about cancer. I think the thought, “how will I react” crosses our minds occasionally. That this brave lady chooses to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017
English by Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle
Beginning at the top of a muddy Gloucestershire slope at the Coopers Hill cheese-rolling contest and traversing a landscape of lawns and queues, coastlines and sporting arenas, Ben Fogle takes us on a journey through the peculiarly English: a country...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017
The Rub of Time by Martin Amis
The Rub of Time
Martin Amis
Consisting of essays on Princess Diana and a tribute to the author's friend Christopher Hitchens, this book features essays focusing on politics, and in particular the American election campaigns of 2012 and 2016. It also includes an essay about Donald...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017
Really Good Dog Photography by Hoxton Mini Press
Really Good Dog Photography
Hoxton Mini Press
A title that doesn’t lie, these are really good dog photos. Containing the work of some of the best animal photographers there are naturally many different approaches to photographing dogs, many of the pictures have the “aaah” factor, many show...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Things Can Only Get Worse by John O'farrell

Things Can Only Get Worse
John O'farrell
Tells the personal story of one political activist helping Labour progress from its 1997 landslide to the unassailable position it enjoys today. A sequel to the best-selling Things Can...

An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn

An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic
Daniel Mendelsohn
From the award-winning, best-selling writer: a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading - and reliving - Homer's epic masterpiece. Rich with literary and emotional...

The Month Before's Featured Books

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...

The Other Exile The Story of Fernao Lopes, St Helena and a Paradise Lost by Abdul Rahman Azzam

The Other Exile The Story of Fernao Lopes, St Helena and a Paradise Lost
Abdul Rahman Azzam
A tale of a real-life Robinson Crusoe and his total retreat from human society. Based on brand new research by A R Azzam, author of the acclaimed Saladin (Longman,...

Dad, You Suck by Tim Dowling

Dad, You Suck
Tim Dowling
Tim Dowling’s candid and highly humorous weekly Guardian column charts his life with his wife and three sons… unless they are cross with his exposés when they become ‘Sean his...

Rushing Woman's Syndrome The Impact of a Never-Ending to-Do List and How to Stay Healthy in Today's Busy World by Dr Libby Weaver

Rushing Woman's Syndrome The Impact of a Never-Ending to-Do List and How to Stay Healthy in Today's Busy World
Dr Libby Weaver
Inspired by Dr Libby's clinical experiences and her empathy for women and the many roles they now juggle, this book offers real solutions to restore your health, so that you...

Dying A Memoir by Cory Taylor

Dying A Memoir
Cory Taylor
Written in the final months of her life, Cory Taylor's Dying is a deeply moving meditation on death, and a joyful and wise tribute to life.

The Girl Who Escaped Isis Farida's Story by Farida Khalaf, Andrea C. Hoffmann

The Girl Who Escaped Isis Farida's Story
Farida Khalaf, Andrea C. Hoffmann
This is a story of incredible courage in the face of unthinkable atrocity. As the battle against ISIS continues to ravage the Middle East, The Girl Who Escaped Isis provides...

The Bestseller Code by Matthew Jockers, Jodie Archer

The Bestseller Code
Matthew Jockers, Jodie Archer
In The Bestseller Code, Archer and Jockers boldly claim that not only can mega-hits be explained and identified - but they've built the algorithm to prove it. Using cutting-edge text...

Love Voltaire Us Apart A Philosopher's Guide to Relationships by Julia Edelman

Love Voltaire Us Apart A Philosopher's Guide to Relationships
Julia Edelman
Based on Edelman's New Yorker article, Excerpts from Philosophers' Breakup Letters Throughout History, Love Voltaire Us Apart is funny, smart, refreshingly original, and brought to life with charming illustrations by...

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Cartoonist, Robert Crumb said; “When I come up against the Real World, I just vacillate”. Well, he can happily vacillate here for a while. This section features a whole host of books covering subjects as diverse as Mankind’s place in the Universe (Human Universe by Brian Cox), the history of the human journey to work (Rush Hour by Iain Gateley) and the real business of reading books (Bookworms, Dogears and Squashy Big Armchairs by Heather Reyes). This is the ‘Human’ section in our book lovers’ journey.

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