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This Month's Featured Books

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 forward to foster Faye until she has given birth, the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
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 exquisite and hilarious gift book. The illustrations chronicle all manner of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2016
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
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 from North Korea via China and Mongolia to reach the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
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 to read with an eyebrow ready for raised action. The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
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 zoom from how many people have ever lived to showing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2016
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
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 ones to create a vivid picture of the seas and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2016
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 that has taken us from Darwin and Einstein to the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2016
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
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
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 in the 2010 general election, through his years as Deputy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2016
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

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Month Before'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...

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...

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