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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 his home in the Cote D’Ivoire to Europe as an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2016
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 Soul Rebels is part personal autobiography of the acclaimed music...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/2016
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
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016 Winner of the Costa Biography Award 2015. Before Longitude no one remembered John Harrison. The Invention of Nature does the same for Alexander von Humboldt. He predicted human-induced climate change...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/03/2016
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 it might mean to try and use that force for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
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 new book, Jo Marchant delves deep into the latest scientific...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/02/2016
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 a bizarre period in which the power of conformity led...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2016
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 Thing is an illuminating and engaging exploration of the science...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/04/2016
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, captured simply and perfectly through a window fringed with ice....
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
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 humans, that governs our form and function. Majestic in its...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2016
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 more of his troubled background as he travels West, troubles...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2016
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 Charles Foster has gone further than most in trying to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

The Road to Little Dribbling More Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

The Road to Little Dribbling More Notes from a Small Island
Bill Bryson
Marking the twentieth anniversary of Notes from a Small Island, the author makes a brand-new journey round Britain to see what has changed. He gives us an acute and perceptive...

Dear World, How Are You? by Toby Little

Dear World, How Are You?
Toby Little
Gorgeous, fascinating and heartwarming, this is a book to put a smile on your face. In 2013, aged five and a half, Toby decided to write a letter to someone...

The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell

The Penguin Lessons
Tom Michell
Absolutely adorable, this is an autobiography full of eccentricity, charm and a penguin called Juan Salvador. As a young man in the 1970’s Tom Michell travelled to Argentina to teach...

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...

Red A Natural History of the Redhead by Jacky Colliss Harvey

Red A Natural History of the Redhead
Jacky Colliss Harvey
A New York Times bestseller, Red is the first book to explore the history of red hair and red-headedness throughout the world. With an obsessive fascination that is as contagious...

City Squares Eighteen Writers on the Spirit and Significance of Squares Around the World by Catie Marron

City Squares Eighteen Writers on the Spirit and Significance of Squares Around the World
Catie Marron
In this important collection, eighteen renowned writers, including David Remnick, Zadie Smith, Rebecca Skloot, Rory Stewart, and Adam Gopnik evoke the spirit and history of some of the world's most...

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...

Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
Mary Roach
Mary Roach can never resist going just that bit further, searching out the most arcane information on her chosen subject and in Gulp, a story of the physicality of eating,...

Sustainable Medicine by Sarah Myhill

Sustainable Medicine
Sarah Myhill
Winner of The People's Book Prize Best Achievement Award 2016. Dr Myhill brings together her years of experience in ecological medicine to provide a person-centred, sustainable alternative to conventional medicine's...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Incognito The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman

Incognito The Secret Lives of the Brain
David Eagleman
This book grabs you from the first page, tumbling out facts and information in a down to earth and readable way, with a chatty humour which does not disguise the...

Keeping the Jewel in the Crown The British Betrayal of India by Walter Reid

Keeping the Jewel in the Crown The British Betrayal of India
Walter Reid
This is a fascinating yet controversial account of Britain's role in India in the lead up to Independence in 1947 and in particular the last three years. It is a...

The Agile Mind How Your Brain Makes Creativity Happen by Estanislao Bachrach

The Agile Mind How Your Brain Makes Creativity Happen
Estanislao Bachrach
Demystifies the preconceptions we often have about how our brains function to show how creativity really works, and how we can make it work even better. Join the authors on...

The Long Weekend Life in the English Country House Between the Wars by Adrian Tinniswood

The Long Weekend Life in the English Country House Between the Wars
Adrian Tinniswood
Drawing on hundreds of memoirs, on unpublished letters and diaries, on the eye-witness testimonies of belted earls and unhappy heiresses and bullying butlers, The Long Weekend gives a voice to...

Digital vs Human How We'll Live, Love, and Think in the Future by Richard Watson

Digital vs Human How We'll Live, Love, and Think in the Future
Richard Watson
From the author of the international bestseller Future Files comes the one book you need to read to prepare for the world of tomorrow. Richard Watson hereby extends an...

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