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Fiction

Christmas Ever After by Sarah Morgan
Christmas Ever After
Sarah Morgan
With a magical sprinkling of snow and Christmas cheer, this is a warm and enticing romance. Christmas Ever After is the third novel in the ‘Puffin Island’ trilogy, Skylar and Alec have previously been introduced in the series and have...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Story of a Nutcracker by Alexandre Dumas
The Story of a Nutcracker
Alexandre Dumas
December 2015 Book of the Month. What a lovely Christmas treat this book is, from the beautifully designed cover, to the Foreword...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2015
Lovereading Price: £11.99
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
A Brief History of Seven Killings
Marlon James
A special hardback edition of the 2015 Man Booker Winner. Set against the backdrop of 1970s reggae culture, disco, sex and excess comes this remarkable re-imagining of the attempted assassination of Bob Marley. Gripping and inventive, ambitious and mesmerising, A...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/11/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
The Marble Collector by Cecelia Ahern
Reader Reviewed The Marble Collector
Cecelia Ahern
One of our Books of the Year 2015. December 2015 Book of the Month. Absolutely delightful! Cecelia Ahern always writes with stirring compassion and a delicious secretive quirk, so I was really...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2015
Lovereading Price: £13.59
According to Yes by Dawn French
According to Yes
Dawn French
November 2015 Book of the Month. 21st century family life - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - delivered head on by none other than comic genius Dawn French. Rosie, after a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
A Banquet of Consequences An Inspector Lynley Novel by Elizabeth George
A Banquet of Consequences An Inspector Lynley Novel
Elizabeth George
November 2015 Book of the Month. ‘A Banquet of Consequences’ is a truly enjoyable, wickedly twisty family drama combined with a crime novel. This is the 19th book in the ‘Inspector Lynley...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £15.19
Get Even by Martina Cole
Get Even
Martina Cole
One of our Books of the Year 2015. October 2015 Book of the Month. Martina does it again with another wonderful, gritty tale of violent men, dirty deeds, “family” and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/12/2015
Lovereading Price: £15.99
Cross Justice by James Patterson
Cross Justice
James Patterson
November 2015 Book of the Month. The rather wonderful and fascinating Alex Cross returns in his 23rd novel, ‘Cross Justice’. I almost forgot I was supposed to have my reviewing hat on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith
The Fox and the Star
Coralie Bickford-Smith
One of our Books of the Year 2015. November 2015 Debut of the Month. Oh, this is such a charming and gloriously delightful short...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
Lovereading Price: £11.99
The Crossing by Michael Connelly
The Crossing
Michael Connelly
One of our Books of the Year 2015. November 2015 Book of the Month. Harry Bosch no longer works for the LAPD having retired six months ago. He hired his half-brother, defence...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £15.99
Britannia by Simon Scarrow
Britannia
Simon Scarrow
November 2015 eBook of the Month. Marching straight into action, Simon Scarrow has created a wonderfully evocative and energetic addition to the ‘Eagles of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/11/2015
Lovereading Price: £15.19
Alone in the Dark by Karen Rose
Reader Reviewed Alone in the Dark
Karen Rose
One of our Books of the Year 2015. November 2015 eBook of the Month. Alone in the Dark is quite simply, a wonderful hit...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2015
Lovereading Price: £15.19
After You by Jojo Moyes
Reader Reviewed After You
Jojo Moyes
Jojo admits that this follow-up to Me Before You came as a result of popular demand. Fans wanted to know what happened to Lou after Will died. However if you haven’t read the first book it matters not for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Let's Compromise and Say I'm Right Calman on Love & Relationships by Mel Calman
Let's Compromise and Say I'm Right Calman on Love & Relationships
Mel Calman
A small book this may be, it does though, pack a mighty and occasionally feisty wallop. Mel Calman’s cartoons about love and relationships have the ability to ring a playful or even wicked little bell as you read them. There...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £8.00
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Stephen King
The ominously significant title of ‘The Bazaar of Bad Dreams’ slashes through the delicate vibrancy of the cover, summing up the contents beautifully. 18 short stories and two poems, steaming with life, death, passion, regret and the occasional gnashing of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/12/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Thing Explainer Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Munroe
Thing Explainer Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
Randall Munroe
Remarkably clear, simple, occasionally funny explanations and diagrams about 55 complicated things. With fabulous blueprints, some fold out pages, smart little funnies and fascinating information, this is suitable for children and adults, in fact I can see the whole family...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/01/2016
Lovereading Price: £13.59
Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell
Dark Corners
Ruth Rendell
One of our Books of the Year 2015. A stand-alone thriller, insightful and with wry humour, it portrays the psychological downward spiral of the main character, budding author Carl, as a result of his actions and then “non” actions. A...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £15.19
Slade House by David Mitchell
Slade House
David Mitchell
One of our Books of the Year 2015. Slade House, Slade Alley. We enter it with different narrators from 1979 to the present in nine yearly intervals. Initially each section is like a separate short story with the mysterious house...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/12/2015
Lovereading Price: £10.39
Splinter the Silence by Val McDermid
Splinter the Silence
Val McDermid
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Reader favourites Tony Hill and Carol Jordan return in another impeccable, major thriller with all the McDermid trademarks of breathless tension, unsettling graphic criminal details and a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
Lovereading Price: £15.19
Now is the Time by Melvyn Bragg
Now is the Time
Melvyn Bragg
One of our Books of the Year 2015. ‘Now is the Time’ is a fascinating, substantial, yet surprisingly contained novel given the subject matter. Detailing the peoples rebellion of 1381, Melvyn Bragg imagines this time and breathes life into the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £15.19
Purity by Jonathan Franzen
Purity
Jonathan Franzen
One of the year's major new literary offerings, Jonathan Franzen's PURITY doesn't disappoint, if alone by sheer weight of pages and buzzing ideas. And with a palette of suspense twists and almost thriller like plot turns, it harks back in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Norwegian Wood Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars Mytting
Norwegian Wood Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way
Lars Mytting
Winner of Non-fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards 2016. This has been and continues to be a phenomenal Norwegian bestseller. Whether you are a seasoned woodcutter, or your passion is yet to be kindled, Norwegian...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/11/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
Career of Evil
Robert Galbraith
The third book in the highly acclaimed crime fiction series by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, Career of Evil is also a gripping story of a man...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Those Were the Days by Sir Terry Wogan, OBE
Those Were the Days
Sir Terry Wogan, OBE
Tales of love, loss and friendship from a national treasure. Join Tom as he reminisces about the places he's been, the people he has met and the laughter and the struggles of daily life as he made his way from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £10.39
The New World by Sir Andrew Motion
The New World
Sir Andrew Motion
On to the shores of Texas a raging sea coughs up two castaways: Jim and Natty, shipwrecked on their way home from Treasure Island. The Nightingale sunk, their silver gone, captured, weak and afraid, the pair steal a treasure they...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £7.19
Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen
Playing with Fire
Tess Gerritsen
What if your child wanted you dead? Julia doesn't understand what is happening to her daughter, but she thinks she knows what's causing it. She is terrified for Lily, and for herself, but what scares her more is that no...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2015
Lovereading Price: £14.39
The House on Cold Hill by Peter James
The House on Cold Hill
Peter James
I have been an enormous fan of this author right from the beginning of his career. His early books were thrillers, ghost stories, science fiction and paranormal tales, all rather special and weird. Then he turned to police procedural mysteries...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Trigger Mortis A James Bond Novel by Anthony Horowitz
Trigger Mortis A James Bond Novel
Anthony Horowitz
James Bond returns in this thrilling new adventure with original material by Ian Fleming. Anthony Horowitz recreates the golden age of Bond, packed with speed, danger, strong women and fiendish villains, in this brilliantly authentic adventure.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2015
Lovereading Price: £15.19
A Few of the Girls by Maeve Binchy
A Few of the Girls
Maeve Binchy
From her earliest writing to her most recent, Maeve's work has included wonderfully nostalgic pieces and also sharp, often witty writing which is insightful and topical. But at the heart of all Maeve's fiction are the people and their relationships...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015
Lovereading Price: £15.19
Between Sisters by Cathy Kelly
Between Sisters
Cathy Kelly
The sparkling new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Honey Queen and It Started with Paris. Meet the women of Delaney Square ...Cassie has spent her married life doing everything right - making sure her...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £13.59
The Christmas Surprise by Jenny Colgan
The Christmas Surprise
Jenny Colgan
This continues the story of Rosie Hopkins, first introduced in Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop of Dreams. Here Rosie and her fiancé Stephen are blissfully happy, Rosie is pregnant but then loses the baby and discovers she can probably...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt by M. C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt
M. C. Beaton
The eagerly-awaited new Agatha Raisin novel from international bestseller M.C. Beaton. In Agatha's newest adventure she must prove her own innocence when a love rival turns up dead!
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/04/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Sweet Caress The Many Lives of Amory Clay by William Boyd
Sweet Caress The Many Lives of Amory Clay
William Boyd
In this enthralling story of a life fully lived, William Boyd has created a sweeping panorama of some of the most defining moments of modern history, told through the camera lens of one unforgettable woman, Amory Clay. It is his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
Lovereading Price: £15.19
Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
Rogue Lawyer
John Grisham
Brilliant. Quite different from Grisham’s norm. The Rogue Lawyer of the title, one Sebastian Rudd, is a wonderful creation, a true oddball of a lawyer who defends those no-one else wants to touch. He works out of a bullet-proof van...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Little Black Classics Box Set by
Little Black Classics Box Set

Showcasing the many wonderful and varied writers, the Little Black Classics Box Set assortment of books will transport readers back in time to the furthest corners of the globe. It celebrate the huge range and diversity of the Penguin Classics...
Format: Multiple copy pack - Released: 03/09/2015
Lovereading Price: £64.00
The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory
The Taming of the Queen
Philippa Gregory
Who was Kateryn Parr, Henry VIII's last wife? Faithful wife and scholarly queen, or a heretic and disloyal, faithless citizen before the Tudor court? From an author who has described all of Henry's queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks
Where My Heart Used to Beat
Sebastian Faulks
The recurring themes of Sebastian Faulks's fiction are here brought together with a new stylistic brilliance as the novel casts a long, baleful light over the century we have left behind but may never fully understand. Daring, ambitious and in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
Salman Rushdie
From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2015
Lovereading Price: £15.19
The Revolving Door of Life A 44 Scotland Street Novel by Alexander McCall Smith
The Revolving Door of Life A 44 Scotland Street Novel
Alexander McCall Smith
Welcome back to 44 Scotland Street and to the lives of the much loved (well, in most cases) inhabitants. ‘The Revolving Door of Life’ is the tenth novel in the series and although you really should start at the beginning,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
Lovereading Price: £13.59
Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay
Reader Reviewed Broken Promise
Linwood Barclay
September 2015 eBook of the Month. Linwood Barclay is ace at dreaming up disturbing scenarios and then letting them play out in increasingly creepy ways. This time, the author of No...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2015
Lovereading Price: £15.19
Noonday by Pat Barker
Reader Reviewed Noonday
Pat Barker
One of our Books of the Year 2015. September 2015 Book of the Month. An atmospheric, touching and compassionate story based in London during the Second World War, where living on the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
Lovereading Price: £15.19
A Game for All the Family by Sophie Hannah
Reader Reviewed A Game for All the Family
Sophie Hannah
August 2015 Book of the Month. Ticktock, ticktock, this is a psychological mystery that encourages reading well past bed time and keeps minds ticking over and searching for rational (and perhaps not...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
Lovereading Price: £11.99
The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen
The Snow Queen
Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen's magical tale of friendship and adventure is retold through the beautiful and intricate illustrations of Finnish illustrator Sanna Annukka. Cloth-bound in deep blue, with silver foil embellishments, The Snow Queen is a unique work of art. A...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £7.99
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman is one of my all-time favourite authors. His books are varied; comedy, supernatural thriller, children’s fable, graphic novel; but one thing is certain, the content will be beautiful, exciting and surprising. This latest takes the form of a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/12/2015
Lovereading Price: £7.19

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Biography

Numero Zero by Umberto Eco
Numero Zero
Umberto Eco
Fuelled by media hoaxes, Mafiosi, love, gossip and murder, Numero Zero reverberates with the clash of forces that have shaped Italy since World War II. This gripping novel from the author of The Name of the Rose is told with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2015
Lovereading Price: £13.59
The Lake House by Kate Morton
The Lake House
Kate Morton
The Lake House by Kate Morton is the mysterious and enchanting fifth novel from the number one bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper .
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £15.19
The Blue Guitar by John Banville
The Blue Guitar
John Banville
From John Banville, one of the world's greatest writers, comes The Blue Guitar, a story of theft and the betrayal of friendship...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2015
Lovereading Price: £11.99
The First Thing You See by Gregoire Delacourt
The First Thing You See
Gregoire Delacourt
The First Thing You See is a warm, witty novel about two fragile souls learning to look beyond the surface - for the first thing you see isn't always what you get!
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/07/2014
Lovereading Price: £10.39
The Battle of the Atlantic How the Allies Won the War by Jonathan Dimbleby
The Battle of the Atlantic How the Allies Won the War
Jonathan Dimbleby
November 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. World War Two - we are an island, don't produce enough food, enough raw materials, armaments or men to fight - Britain's unique vulnarability. It...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £20.00
The Celts by Dr. Alice Roberts
The Celts
Dr. Alice Roberts
October 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Using up to the minute archaeological research together with the latest scientific insights, Alice Roberts provides a thoroughly readable introduction to the world...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
SPQR A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
SPQR A History of Ancient Rome
Mary Beard
November 2015 Book of the Month. Mary Beard has pulled off a totally involving and immersive history of Ancient Rome. She calls...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £20.00
Great Continental Railway Journeys by Rt Hon Michael Portillo
Great Continental Railway Journeys
Rt Hon Michael Portillo
A lavishly illustrated TV tie-in covering every single journey Michael Portillo has undertaken across Europe. Capturing all the colour, beauty, excitement and fervour of journeying across this historic continent can muster. A must-have purchase for any armchair fan of unique...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Call the Midlife And Whatever You Do ... Don't Give Me That 'Midlife Crisis' Bulls***t! by Chris Evans
Call the Midlife And Whatever You Do ... Don't Give Me That 'Midlife Crisis' Bulls***t!
Chris Evans
During his run into turning fifty, Chris Evans is on a mission. To take stock of where his and where he's at in order to figure out how best to get the most out of what he believes are the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Heat by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, OBE
Heat
Sir Ranulph Fiennes, OBE
Fresh from finishing the Marathon des Sables, Ranulph Fiennes has become the oldest Briton to complete this ultimate endurance test.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
The Magpie and the Wardrobe A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells by Sam McKechnie, Alexandrine Portelli
The Magpie and the Wardrobe A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells
Sam McKechnie, Alexandrine Portelli
A book to delight , a seasonal celebration of tradition, magic, custom and folklore. The text and little random thoughts and sayings punctuating the beautiful collage style illustrations making some stunning still life scenes using found objects. The book has...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Charlotte Bronte A Life by Claire Harman
Charlotte Bronte A Life
Claire Harman
Through the many Bronte biographies and of Charlotte in paticular, it's often hard to separate their lives from their fictions, to clear away the Victorian clutter and melodrama and see them as real people. This is where Claire Harman succeeds,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £20.00
Mapping the Second World War The History of the War Through Maps from 1939 to 1945 by Peter Chasseaud, The Imperial War Museum
Mapping the Second World War The History of the War Through Maps from 1939 to 1945
Peter Chasseaud, The Imperial War Museum
Using an amazing collection of maps from the Imperial War Museum archives, showing how – pre-computer - maps were used as a means of momentarily pinning down the action, they also recorded the past – damage from aerial bombardment and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £24.00
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: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2015
Lovereading Price: £15.19
Great Escapes The Story of MI9's Second World War Escape and Evasion Maps by Barbara Bond
Great Escapes The Story of MI9's Second World War Escape and Evasion Maps
Barbara Bond
A history of MI9's efforts in providing secret mapping during WWII. These maps, often printed on silk, were produced for pilots, the SOE and for smuggling to prisoners as an escape aid. It is one of those stories that has...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £20.00
Deirdre A Life on Coronation Street by Glenda Young
Deirdre A Life on Coronation Street
Glenda Young
This is the story of Deirdre from Coronation Street, a story told with love, laughter and drama. I don’t watch the soaps, however as I’ve grown up, I’ve been more than aware of Deirdre, from her gravelly husky voice, to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £13.59
The Nazi Hunters by Damien Lewis
The Nazi Hunters
Damien Lewis
Not to be dismissed as just another account of past SAS derring-do. There is plenty of adventure in Damien Lewis's historical account but for me, the second half of the book proved especially compulsive reading as we follow the account...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
History of the World in 100 Modern Objects Middle-Class Stuff (and Nonsense) by Francesca Hornak
History of the World in 100 Modern Objects Middle-Class Stuff (and Nonsense)
Francesca Hornak
From her Sunday Times column Francesca Hornak has taken 100 columns highlighting iconic objects that any middle-class person would see as essential such as a Farrow and Ball sample pots to a Smeg fridge. There are some oddities along the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £10.39
London Couture British Luxury 1923-1975 by Edwina Ehrman
London Couture British Luxury 1923-1975
Edwina Ehrman
London Couture is the first book to examine, in detail, the luxurious garments produced by the rarefied London couture industry - from lavish ballgowns to sharply tailored suits and spectacular court dress - as well as the designers who conceived...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2015
Lovereading Price: £40.00
I'll Never Write My Memoirs by Grace Jones
I'll Never Write My Memoirs
Grace Jones
The hotly anticipated no-holds-barred memoir from muse, model and music legend Grace Jones. In the book, Grace takes us on a journey from her religious upbringing in Jamaica to her heyday in Paris and New York in the 70s and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Absolute Pandemonium The Autobiography by Brian Blessed
Absolute Pandemonium The Autobiography
Brian Blessed
There is no one quite like Brian Blessed. He's an actor, film star, trained undertaker, unlikely diplomat, secret romantic, martial artist and mountaineer. He's also a brilliant storyteller who will - and you must brace yourself - simply leap out...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
The Lost Tudor Princess A Life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox by Alison Weir
The Lost Tudor Princess A Life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
Alison Weir
Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Her mother was a queen, her father an earl, and she herself was the granddaughter, niece, cousin and grandmother of monarchs. Some thought she should be queen of England. This is the biography...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
John Le Carre The Biography by Adam Sisman
John Le Carre The Biography
Adam Sisman
Written with exclusive access to le Carre himself, to his private archive and to many of the people closest to him, this is a major biography of one of the most important novelists alive today.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £20.00

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History/Real World/Popular Science

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
Once again, with his matchless homing instinct for the funniest and quirkiest, his unerring eye for the idiotic, the endearing, the ridiculous and the scandalous, Bryson gives us an acute and perceptive insight into all that is best and worst...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Strictly Bruce Stories of My Life by Bruce Forsyth
Strictly Bruce Stories of My Life
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth, the consummate performer and much-loved face of British entertainment, invites you to share with him in a collection of his favourite photographs, through which he tells the story of a remarkable life lived to the full. It's a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Open the Cage, Murphy! by Paul O'Grady
Open the Cage, Murphy!
Paul O'Grady
To describe Open the Cage, Murphy as action-packed is a massive understatement. The book takes us on a roller coaster ride through a decade of Paul O'Grady's life and is stuffed to the gunwales with hilarious stories, extreme situations and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Memoir by Tom Jones
Memoir
Tom Jones
In this, his first ever autobiography, Tom revisits his past, both personal and professional, exploring the twists of fate that took a boy from a poor Welsh coal-mining family to global celebrity status. He charts the stories behind the hits...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Mayday! A History of Flight Through its Martyrs, Oddballs, and Daredevils by David Darling
Mayday! A History of Flight Through its Martyrs, Oddballs, and Daredevils
David Darling
David Darling’s is a most agreeable voyage through the history of flight and the men – and women who took such risks in the battle to get airborne. There is as much stupidity as bravery on show with a plentiful...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £6.39
A Star is Born The Moment an Actress Becomes an Icon by George Tiffin
A Star is Born The Moment an Actress Becomes an Icon
George Tiffin
The films that tipped actresses into stardom cover almost one hundred years from 1914's Hearts Adrift that turned Mary Pickford into a star to Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone in 2014. George Tiffin picks the films that changed their...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £20.00
Take Six Girls The Lives of the Mitford Sisters by Laura Thompson
Take Six Girls The Lives of the Mitford Sisters
Laura Thompson
At one point in the narrative, Laura Thompson compares the Mitford sisters to the Kardashians, an analogy that emphasises the newsworthiness of the Mitford sisters as they made their mark on the world. But apart from debutant froth there was...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £20.00
Not Enough Time by Henrietta Knight
Not Enough Time
Henrietta Knight
The story of a life well lived, a great love and a beautiful horse. Henrietta Knight's memoir of a life with horses also encompasses her enduring love for husband, Terry Biddlecombe and Best Mate, the great horse they trained together....
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Telegraph History of the World by Gavin Fuller
Telegraph History of the World
Gavin Fuller
A celebration of 160 years of reporting from the end of the Crimea War in 1856 to the Fifa scandals in May this year. A Daily Telegraph reporter always on hand to report war and protest, death and glory. 160...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
The Evolution of Everything How Ideas Emerge by Matt Ridley
The Evolution of Everything How Ideas Emerge
Matt Ridley
October 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Matt Ridley explores the Theory of Evolution in Everything from Religion to Politics and the Internet. He highlights how Top-Down thinking such as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Spectacles by Sue Perkins
Spectacles
Sue Perkins
October 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Entering the crowded market of the celeb autobiography, Sue Perkins has managed to bring a fresh approach to the genre with a witty...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £16.00
Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps Mapping Out the Modern World by Martin Vargic
Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps Mapping Out the Modern World
Martin Vargic
October 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Maps – but not as we know them... Some of Martin Vargic's intricate constructions such as his World map of stereotypes have gone...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015
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Stalin's Englishman The Lives of Guy Burgess by Andrew Lownie
Stalin's Englishman The Lives of Guy Burgess
Andrew Lownie
Why did Guy Burgess, 1st class Cambridge scholar and apparently one of the most British of characters, agree to work for a foreign power, of which he knew very little, as a student and continue to serve them as one...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2015
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Maggie Smith A Biography by Michael Coveney
Maggie Smith A Biography
Michael Coveney
The definitive biography of Maggie Smith, grande dame of stage and screen, and a national treasure. No one does glamour, severity, girlish charm or tight-lipped witticism better than Dame Maggie Smith, one of Britain's best-loved actors. This new biography shines...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2015
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Dior by Dior The Autobiography of Christian Dior by Christian Dior
Dior by Dior The Autobiography of Christian Dior
Christian Dior
Dior by Dior is a unique portrait of the classic Paris haute couture of the 1950s and offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes. Written by Christian Dior himself he details his childhood in Granville, the family and friends closest...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2015
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The Face of Britain The Nation Through its Portraits by Simon Schama
The Face of Britain The Nation Through its Portraits
Simon Schama
If you were expecting a chronological plod through the Nation's portrait history, then try something else. On the other hand if you want a set of dazzling pen portraits equal to the paintings Simon Schama describes then read on. This...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2015
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The Blitzed City The Destruction of Coventry, 1940 by Karen Farrington
The Blitzed City The Destruction of Coventry, 1940
Karen Farrington
Karen Farrington starts her books before 1940 showing the development of flying and how soon the military saw its potential for war. Then there were the bombs themselves, at first hand grenades tossed out of cockpits before more lethal firepower...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2015
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Royalty Inc Britain's Best-Known Brand by Stephen Bates
Royalty Inc Britain's Best-Known Brand
Stephen Bates
September 2015 Book of the Month. Stephen Bates, a former Guardian Royal Correspondent, chronicles the ups and downs of the British Monarchy and their evolution into today's Royalty Inc. He writes about...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2015
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Sikkim Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom by Andrew Duff
Sikkim Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom
Andrew Duff
Andrew Duff's discovery of family connections with Sikkim leads him into uncovering the history of one of the small states caught up in the politics of Empire, eventually subsumed into the Indian nation. The idea of Shangri-La colours our view...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2015
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Kate Inside the Rainbow by John Carder Bush
Kate Inside the Rainbow
John Carder Bush
A unique collection of rare and unseen photographs of Kate Bush, taken by her brother, the photographer and writer John Carder Bush. It includes outtakes from classic album shoots and never-before-seen photographs from The Dreaming and Hounds of Love sessions,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
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White Road A Pilgrimage of Sorts by Edmund de Waal
White Road A Pilgrimage of Sorts
Edmund de Waal
In these intimate and compelling encounters with the people and landscapes who made porcelain, Edmund de Waal enriches his understanding of this rare material, the 'white gold' he has worked with for decades.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015
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The Complete Aga Cookbook by Mary Berry, Lucy Young
The Complete Aga Cookbook
Mary Berry, Lucy Young
Mary Berry has been writing recipes for Aga users for over 30 years and now, in this new book she has revised and updated many of these recipes for today's Aga cook. Reflecting new techniques and current food trends the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015
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Literary Lunch by
Literary Lunch

A great book is like a feast. We love to concoct stories from food but what about making food from some of our favourite stories? This book answers this question.
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/10/2015
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River Cottage Love Your Leftovers Recipes for the Resourceful Cook by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
River Cottage Love Your Leftovers Recipes for the Resourceful Cook
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
In this new pocket bible, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall offers nifty and creative ideas to transform leftovers into irresistible meals. With more than 100 recipes, gorgeous photographs and illustrations, this is the ultimate companion for everyone's kitchen - and you'll never be...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
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The Great British Bake Off: Another Slice by Great British Bake Off Team
The Great British Bake Off: Another Slice
Great British Bake Off Team
Remember the Blue Peter annuals from childhood? Well, here is an annual for adults, using a similar format with news, backgound information, things to make, a colouring in page or two, tips and hints etc. Brave Bake-Off fans have shared...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2015
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The One Pot Cook by Hattie Ellis
The One Pot Cook
Hattie Ellis
There are cookery books to look at, ones to admire, ones to impress, the others are the ones we use everyday. And I can safely say that this is a book for everyday, one destined to get covered in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
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The Claire MacDonald Game Cookbook by Claire MacDonald
The Claire MacDonald Game Cookbook
Claire MacDonald
For anyone wanting to try Game Cookery, this is an ideal starting point, as Claire MacDonald states, don't expect any culinary show-off dishes and recipes that use every saucepan in the house. Just good, hearty meals using some of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2015
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Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver
Everyday Super Food
Jamie Oliver
Divided into breakfasts, lunches and dinners, this book features meal recipes that is nutritionally balanced and under your recommended daily allowance of calories. Jamie's Everyday Super Food makes eating well exciting, delicious, easy and fun.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
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The Uncook Book The Essential Guide to a Raw Food Lifestyle by Tanya Maher
The Uncook Book The Essential Guide to a Raw Food Lifestyle
Tanya Maher
September 2015 Food & Drink Book of the Month. Don't think of endless salads and crunching on raw cabbage, with The Uncook Book you can have everyday food such as crepes, ravioli,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2015
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Nigellissima Instant Italian Inspiration (Nigella Collection) by Nigella Lawson
Nigellissima Instant Italian Inspiration (Nigella Collection)
Nigella Lawson
With quick and easy recipes, this book shows you why Italian food has conquered the world, from sunny pasta dishes to lasagne and meats, with indulgent ice cream, cakes and puddings and perfect party food. It offers food writing, mouthwatering...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/08/2015
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The Game of Our Lives The Meaning and Making of English Football by David Goldblatt
The Game of Our Lives The Meaning and Making of English Football
David Goldblatt
Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. In this sparkling book David Goldblatt argues that no social phenomenon tracks the momentous economic, social and political changes of the post-Thatcherite era in a more illuminating manner...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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My Story by Steven Gerrard
My Story
Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard - legendary captain of Liverpool and England - tells the story of the highs and lows of a twenty-year career at the top of English and world football. As the only player ever to have scored in a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015
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Leading by Alex Ferguson
Leading
Alex Ferguson
Alex Ferguson puts across some of the lessons he's learned during his long career in Football. Throughout the book he references football - the players, the money, the owners, the sheer pitfalls of running huge organisations. It's a path he...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2015
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What Goes on Tour Stays on Tour Great Tales from My Rugby Travels by Brian Moore
What Goes on Tour Stays on Tour Great Tales from My Rugby Travels
Brian Moore
Renowned English rugby player Brian Moore recalls his mischievous misadventures on tour, and provides hard-won tips to avoid trouble. To help readers get the best out of any tour, Moore provides top tips on how best to organise one, including...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2015
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England Rugby Heroes by Julian Bennetts
England Rugby Heroes
Julian Bennetts
Drawing on almost 150 years of rich rugby heritage and featuring more than 70 carefully crafted biographies, this book describes each player's career, the highlights and their special skills.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
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Proud My Autobiography by Gareth Thomas
Proud My Autobiography
Gareth Thomas
Winner of the Sports Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. In 2009 Gareth Thomas was quoted as saying “It ended my marriage and nearly drove me to suicide. Now it’s time to tell the world...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
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No Limits My Autobiography by Ian Poulter
No Limits My Autobiography
Ian Poulter
Shortlisted for the Autobiography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. Now one of England’s top professional golfers, Ian Poulter can be a controversial and forthright figure and not one to “toe the company line”. His book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
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The Corridor of Certainty by Geoffrey Boycott
The Corridor of Certainty
Geoffrey Boycott
Does this new autobiography denote a changed man? Geoffrey Boycott has had to cope with some life-changing events in recent years, the stress and resultant media furore over his court case for assault and then surgery and strenuous radiotherapy for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Our Life on Ice The Autobiography by Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean
Our Life on Ice The Autobiography
Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean
As Torvill and Dean come to their 40th anniversary together they open up for the first time about their lives as skaters, TV stars and the story behind that immaculate win at the 1984 Winter Olympics. They also look to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
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My Life in Football by Trevor Brooking
My Life in Football
Trevor Brooking
Trevor Brooking’s early talent led to a number of clubs anxious to sign him, as West Ham was the only to allow him to continue his school studies, that’s where he went and it led to an extraordinary 17 years...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
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Guy Martin: My Autobiography by Guy Martin
Guy Martin: My Autobiography
Guy Martin
Shortlisted for the Autobiography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. Find out what motivates Guy Martin to confront the dangers of road racing, you’ll experience the heart-stopping moments when things go wrong and can contrast this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/05/2015
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But Seriously by John McEnroe
But Seriously
John McEnroe
10 years ago, John McEnroe published his bestselling autobiography, Serious. Now in But Seriously he describes his life as he adjusts to a future off the tennis court. It’s a personal reflection but the book also outlines the motivational...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2016
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We British The Poetry of a People by Andrew Marr
We British The Poetry of a People
Andrew Marr
‘We British’ is a remarkable book, full to the brim with some extraordinary poetry that will encourage you to open your heart and mind. Andrew Marr looks beyond the obvious, even when including some of our most famous poets and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
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Hello Knitting! Simple Knits to Have You in Stitches by
Hello Knitting! Simple Knits to Have You in Stitches

With bright, modern, full colour illustrations, anyone can quickly learn to knit, master new stitches and make a selection of cute and easy knitting projects with Hello Knitting! With this book safely at your side for guidance, even those who...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Winter Knitting Patterns for the Family and Home by MillaMia
Winter Knitting Patterns for the Family and Home
MillaMia
This inspiring new book from the team behind MillaMia knitwear is packed with projects to take you through the wintertime. As the seasons change from cool, crisp autumn to the cold and dark of winter, Scandinavians are particularly good at...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Mollie Makes: How to Knit Go from Beginner to Expert with 20 New Projects by Mollie Makes
Mollie Makes: How to Knit Go from Beginner to Expert with 20 New Projects
Mollie Makes
The team behind Mollie Makes magazine have brought together all their favourite knit designers to share their tips, stories and beautiful projects. Knitting may seem complicated, but in fact there are just two stitches you need to learn. Once you...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2015
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Best in Show: Knit Your Own Dinosaur by Sally Muir, Joanna Osborne
Best in Show: Knit Your Own Dinosaur
Sally Muir, Joanna Osborne
Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne are back with a new title in the Best in Show series. This time they have turned back time and delved into the fascinating prehistoric world with a collection of new patterns for dinosaurs and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/07/2015
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Hello Sewing! Simple Makes That are Just Sew by Lena Santana
Hello Sewing! Simple Makes That are Just Sew
Lena Santana
Lena Santana has devised a collection of simple, beautifully made sewing projects that serve as a perfect introduction to dressmaking. With a comprehensive guide to choosing and using fabrics, and a handy techniques section beginners will be masters of sewing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Freehand Fashion Learn to Sew the Perfect Wardrobe - No Patterns Required! by Chinelo Bally
Freehand Fashion Learn to Sew the Perfect Wardrobe - No Patterns Required!
Chinelo Bally
Before appearing on the BBC's The Great British Sewing Bee, Chinelo Bally had never used a sewing pattern. She wowed the judges with her ability to create stylish, fitted garments using a freehand cutting method that was taught to her...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/11/2015
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Secret Garden Embroidery 15 Projects for Your Stitching Pleasure by Sophie Simpson
Secret Garden Embroidery 15 Projects for Your Stitching Pleasure
Sophie Simpson
This whimsical collection of botanical-inspired needlework projects will take you from budding novice to confident stitcher as you explore a variety of simple counted embroidery techniques. There are 15 gorgeous projects on offer here, with templates, beautiful photos and comprehensive...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/06/2015
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Fun with Fabric Sew, Cut, Print and Stick with Retro and Vintage Fabric by Jane Foster
Fun with Fabric Sew, Cut, Print and Stick with Retro and Vintage Fabric
Jane Foster
Fun with Fabric is Jane Foster's first book, and in it she presents 15 simple projects, using fabulous fabrics from her own collection. With a cheerful primary coloured retro design hardback cover, this is a small but perfectly formed book....
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2013
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The Bumper Book of Peanuts Snoopy and Friends by Charles M. Schulz
The Bumper Book of Peanuts Snoopy and Friends
Charles M. Schulz
A newly created bumper collection of the very best strips from the golden age of Peanuts. Packed with strips featuring Snoopy, Woodstock, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty and the rest of the beloved gang, this beautifully produced bumper collection...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2015
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Switch it off by Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd
Switch it off
Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd
From the authors of We're Going on a Bar Hunt , the paper smartphone full of cool stuff to get you really connected with the people in your life... So what are you waiting for? To switch your real...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
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QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray
QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance
John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray
This book gathers 180 questions that featured on the BBC TV programme's popular 'General Ignorance' round, and show why, when it comes to general knowledge, none of us knows anything at all.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2015
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Nextinction Birds in Trouble by Ceri Levy, Ralph Steadman
Nextinction Birds in Trouble
Ceri Levy, Ralph Steadman
The follow-up to the award-winning Extinct Boids. This time the focus is not on the birds that are gone, but the ones that there's still time to save. Cartoonist and friend of the feathered, Ralph Steadman, gives his unique take...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/07/2015
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The Discworld Atlas by Terry Pratchett, The Discworld Emporium
The Discworld Atlas
Terry Pratchett, The Discworld Emporium
This stunning work brings to life the lands and locations of the Discworld stories in a way never seen before. Accompanied by lavish full-colour illustrations and a detailed world map, this is a must-have for any Discworld fan.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
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As I Was Saying ... by Jeremy Clarkson
As I Was Saying ...
Jeremy Clarkson
Circumstances change. Nothing's forever. But As I Was Saying provides glorious proof that Jeremy remains as funny, puzzled, excitable, outspoken, insightful and thought-provoking as ever. As if you ever doubted it..
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015
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Flying the Nest The Early Days of Britain's Best-Loved Animals by Hannah Dale
Flying the Nest The Early Days of Britain's Best-Loved Animals
Hannah Dale
An adorable set of animal portraits, the colour sketches catching the baby creatures in affectionate detail. Set out with an illustration on each page spread, accompanied by a short piece of text with details on the animal featured. Some of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2015
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The A-Z of Pointless A Brain-Teasing Bumper Book of Questions and Trivia by Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
The A-Z of Pointless A Brain-Teasing Bumper Book of Questions and Trivia
Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
Delve into the world of Pointless, the huge ratings-winning hit BBC One quiz show, with this brilliant bumper book of over 120 new quiz questions, facts, banter and musings. Written with Alexander and Richard's trademark intelligent wit and beautifully illustrated...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
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Wet Dog by Sophie Gamand
Wet Dog
Sophie Gamand
Portraits of any number of dogs undergoing their regular shampoo and set. Some long-suffering, most resigned and just a few enjoying the whole thing. A lovely array of dogs, some very high maintenance but with a good number of streetwise...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2015
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What a Thing to Say to the Queen A Collection of Royal Anecdotes from the House of Windsor by Thomas Blaikie
What a Thing to Say to the Queen A Collection of Royal Anecdotes from the House of Windsor
Thomas Blaikie
Evidence of the Queen's strong sense of humour in Thomas Blaikie's collection of anecdotes revealing her amused reaction to some of the clangers she's been subject to. Taken from commentaries, histories and auto/biographies it's a portrait of the Queen from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2015
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My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black, David Levithan
My True Love Gave to Me
Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black, David Levithan
Romance isn’t dead – and it isn’t a soppy thing either! At least according to the twelve fabulous stories about love of all kinds that are included in this collection. Rainbow Rowell’s Midnights will strike a chord with all those...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2015
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
J. K. Rowling
Exciting news for all Harry Potter fans, Bloomsbury has published the first fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, with artwork from the awesomely talented Kate Greenaway Medal winner, Jim Kay. Prepare to be spellbound by Jim...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2015
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A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
Reader Reviewed A Thousand Nights
E.K. Johnston
Set against a vividly drawn desert backdrop, this spellbinding novel about love, self-sacrifice and the power of stories shimmers as vibrantly as a queen’s finely threaded robes. When cruel king Lo-Melkhiin arrives in her village, the eloquent narrator of this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
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Unbecoming by Jenny Downham
Reader Reviewed Unbecoming
Jenny Downham
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Award- winning Jenny Downham launched her career with Before I Die. The story of a young girl facing death, it showed a bold author who...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2015
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Patrick Ness
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Daring, beautifully written, full of ideas that will bring the reader up short, The Rest of Us Just Live Here is a dystopian adventure that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
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One by Sarah Crossan
Reader Reviewed One
Sarah Crossan
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Award-winning Sarah Crossan tells an astonishing and difficult story with the surest of touches in this tender, funny and life affirming book. Grace and Tippi...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
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Demon Road by Derek Landy
Reader Reviewed Demon Road
Derek Landy
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Buckle up, because you are in for a hell of a ride! Amber’s parents strike readers – and her – as eccentric, but nothing prepares...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
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A Wedding at Christmas by Chrissie Manby
A Wedding at Christmas
Chrissie Manby
If you love curling up in a comfy chair to a Christmas novel filled with family, positivity and cheer (with an occasional dose of reality), then look no further. The Bensons return in their fourth story, however you don't need...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/11/2015
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The Christmas Cafe by Amanda Prowse
Reader Reviewed The Christmas Cafe
Amanda Prowse
The Christmas Cafe is a perfect Christmas treat, with some unexpected and surprising stops along the way. In the prologue, 52 year old Bea sits beside her husband’s hospital bed, saying her final goodbye, I will admit, as I had...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015
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A Merry Mistletoe Wedding by Judy Astley
A Merry Mistletoe Wedding
Judy Astley
It is almost a year since Sean and Thea met and it's been a roller-coaster ride: they're getting married on Christmas Day! Neither Thea or Sean want a big fuss - a simple wedding, with Christmas lights and just a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
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The Twelve Dates of Christmas The Complete Novel by Lisa Dickenson
The Twelve Dates of Christmas The Complete Novel
Lisa Dickenson
Hilarious, uplifting and romantic, it's a story about losing love, finding love, and discovering what's been there all along. Expect Christmas sparkle, butterflies-in-your-stomach romance and a lot of very funny moments in The Twelve Dates of Christmas. Winner of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015
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The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas by Carole Matthews
The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas
Carole Matthews
Christmas is just around the corner but the women of The Chocolate Lovers' Club have more to worry about than present shopping ... Can friendship overcome all in The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas? Find out in the fantastic new Christmas...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015
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