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One luxury retreat in the middle of nowhere. Ten days in which no one can leave. Nine strangers seeking perfection. And each discovering the perfect lie..
Down in Cornwall, the sun is shining and in a row of three holiday cottages the lives of the three women become tangled together. It's not long before everyone's wondering - will this holiday turn out to be a scorcher . . . or simply too hot to handle?
'Warm, witty and wise'!
This gripping novel, New York City 1940's. A powerful, uncompromising work of social criticism . . . Few works of fiction have so clearly illuminated the devastating impact of racial injustice.
Choose from a selection of thrilling crime novels and gripping thrillers,
entertaining and profound fiction or short stories.
Graham Swift winner of the Booker Prize presents a tale of magic, love and loss.
From the blitz to Brighton’s end-of-the-pier shows, this is a dreamlike story of England’s suburban underbelly
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An illustrated fable containing gentle life philosophy. Sunday Times bestseller since many weeks.
A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart. Enter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons.
Artist Charlie Mackesy has been a cartoonist for The Spectator and a book illustrator for Oxford University Press.
From the two-time NBCC Finalist, an emotionally resonant, fiercely imaginative new novel about a family whose road trip across America collides with an immigration crisis at the southwestern border--an indelible journey told with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity.
It's an investigation that throws up more questions as the evidence mounts, and after their last case ended catastrophically, Tony Hill and Carol Jordan can only watch from afar. As they deal with the consequences of previous actions, someone with a terrifying routine is biding their time - and both Tony and Carol find themselves closer to the edge than they have ever been before . . .The queen of crime is still at the top of her game' Independent
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLE. A captivating and magical story set in 1930s Malaysia about a dancehall girl and an orphan boy who are brought together by a series of unexplained deaths and an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers.
The lyrical prose transports the reader to a dreamlike landscape... Balancing good writing and strong attention to historical detail, the author has created something that is clever and unique.
The witty and enchanting third novel from the well-loved actress and Sunday Times-bestselling author of Not Quite Nice and Nice Work (If You Can Get It) follows the hilarious antics of a group of retired expats in the South of France
Peppered with local dishes, the novels are as light and frothy as the îles flottantes with crème anglaise.
Since moving to the Liverpudlian seaside after her husband's career change, Emma feels bored and lonely. When she is cordially invited to the exclusive cool school-mums' book club, she thinks her luck may finally be about to change. But she soon finds the women of the club aren't quite what they seem -
The answer? Start her own book club. But will this town let two book clubs exist? Or is there only room for one queen of the school gates...?
Perdita Lee and her mother Harriet may appear your average schoolgirl and working mother but they are anything but. For one thing, their home is a gold-painted seventh-floor flat with some surprisingly verbal vegetation. And then there's the gingerbread. As we follow the Lees through encounters with jealousy, ambition, family grudges, work and wealth, gingerbread seems to be the one thing that holds a constant value .
For an enthusiastic audience of mainly English speaking natives Judith Bows read Funny Stories on March 2nd.
Interested readers find the presented and other funny stories in the following books:
Nora Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller, and hapless parent. Utterly courageous, uproariously funny, and unexpectedly moving in its truth telling. It is a scrumptious, irresistible treat of a book, full of truths, laugh out loud moments that will appeal to readers of all ages.
In this “little gem” Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and New York Times bestselling author Dave Barry learns how to age happily from his old but joyful dog, Lucy. The master humorist has written a witty and affable guide to joyous living at any age. Highly funny and entertaining but also insightful.
Simon & Schuster
Paul Merton (Editor)
Here, award-winning comedian and broadcaster Paul Merton brings together his favourite funny stories of all time.
Whether it's the silly, surreal, slap-stick or satirical that makes you smile, there's a story here to tickle every funny bone. From prize-winners and literary giants, to stand-up comedians and the rising stars of funny literature, this brilliant anthology is guaranteed to cheer your day.
Head of Zeus
In this explosive memoir, a political consultant and technology whistleblower reveals the disturbing truth about the multi-billion-dollar data industry,
revealing to the public how companies are getting richer using our personal information and exposing how Cambridge Analytica exploited weaknesses in privacy laws to help elect Donald Trump.
James is getting on a bit and needs full-time help. So Phoebe and Robert, his middle-aged offspring, employ Mandy. But as James regales his family with tales of Mandy's virtues, their shopping trips, ... Phoebe and Robert sense something is amiss. Then something happens that throws everything into new relief, and Phoebe and Robert discover that life most definitely does not stop for the elderly.
A wry, witty and wise novel, full of insight and understanding'
An unexpected inheritance gives Greg Heffley's family a chance to make big changes to their house. But they soon find that home improvement isn't all it's cracked up to be in this 14th installment of the #1 international bestselling series.
WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019
Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, is a modern classic. Now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel: Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets.
As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.
Kafka meets The Thick Of It in a bitingly funny new political satire from Ian McEwan
That morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature. In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain
With trademark intelligence, insight and scabrous humour, Ian McEwan pays tribute to Franz Kafka's most famous work to engage with a world turned on its head.
WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019
From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl Woman Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They're each looking for something - a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope . . .
Thirteen-year-old mystery solver Agatha Oddly looks into a murder that has occurred at the British Museum, believing the police to be overlooking the connection to five thousand tonnes of gold bullion. Second in the series.
When Skye Rodgers and her twin brother Red move to Manhattan, rumours of a coming global apocalypse are building. But this doesn't stop the young elite from partying without a care.
Then Skye joins an exclusive gang known as the Secret Runners of New Yok.
But this is no ordinary clique. They have access to an underground portal that can transport them into the future. And what Skye discovers there is horrifying . . .
A joyful new picture book: A boy teaches his pet dragon to join in nicely with everyone else in this positive book on acceptance, understanding and inclusion.
This classic locked-room mystery with a closed circle of suspects is woven together with a thrilling story of escape from an Italian POW camp, as the Second World War nears its endgame and a handful of British prisoners prepare to flee into the Italian countryside.
A tense and timely love story . . .
Packed with brave questions about race and class
From the creator of The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed and the consequences of dark obsession.
Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant
Thoughtful, honest, revealing and warm, OPTION B weaves Sandberg's experiences coping with adversity with new findings from Adam Grant and other social scientists. The book features stories of people who recovered from personal and professional hardship, including illness, death, injury, divorce, job loss, sexual assault and imprisonment. These people did more than recover-many of them became stronger.
New from the author/illustrator of "The Storm Whale" and "Grandad's Island", the story of Tad, the smallest tadpole in a big pond. Can she grow up, branch out and take a leap into life?
Kahlo was a Mexican artist who endured great pain and hardship, but used her bright, vivid brushstrokes to express her emotions and reveal her true personality, and is considered to be one of the most influential and inspirational artists of the 20th century. Full color.
Laurence King Publishing
Gates traces her awakening to the link between women's empowerment and the health of societies. She provides simple and effective ways each one of us can make a difference. Throughout, Gates introduces us to her heroes in the movement towards equality, offers startling data, shares moving conversations she's had with women from all over the world--and shows how we can all get involved.
Louis de Bernies
At the dawn of the 1920s, Rosie and Daniel move to Ceylon with their small daughter to start a new life, attempting to put the trauma of the First World War - and its effects on their marriage - behind them. And soon there is no going back .
MISSING CHOCOLATE EGG ALERT! Hop to it and help Bunny find these tasty treasures.
This seasonal puzzle challenge will take children on an enchanting journey through their favourite fairy tales and test their spotting skills as they try to find Bunny, ten eggs and a chirping chick or two.
Duck and Goose, the stars of the New York Times bestselling picture book series.
Duck has a very nice gift for Goose, and the perfect box to put it in... maybe it's too perfect!
With predictable patterns, simple words, lots of repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, young readers will love this new Duck & Goose book, which they can read all by themselves!
'With charm, erudition, humour and passion, the world's favourite natural history broadcaster documents some of his expeditions from the late 1950s onwards. 'A wondrous reminder of Attenborough's pioneering role . . . full of delightful tales' Daily Express
From Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia, he and his cameraman companion were aiming to record not just the wildlife, but the way of life of some of the indigenous people of these regions, whose traditions had never been encountered by most of the British public before.
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Alexander Mc Call
The latest novel in Alexander McCall Smith's much-loved Isabel Dalhousie series.
Isabel Dalhousie is once again caught between 'gossip' and significant rumour. It is none of her business that Patricia, the mother of her son Charlie's friend Basil, is estranged from Basil's father, or that the woman's attitude to childcare is somewhat brazen.
A delight of a book by a master storyteller
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A magical, charming and deeply moving fable about the journey we all take through life, about love and family, about war and resilience, about how we live in this world, and how we leave it
Mary befriends a golden snake who visits her throughout her life as the city changes and the bombs start to drop. A reflection on the separations that come with friendship, and the immigrant experience.
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An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.
Offers new insights into her upbringing on the south side of Chicago and the highs and lows of life with Barack Obama. . . a refreshing level of honesty about what politics really did to her.
Jeremy de Quidt
A brand new and terrifyingly good book from Jeremy de Quidt, the master of hauntingly scary stories.
David Fickling Books
Audrey Niffenegger editor
Author of "The Time Traveler's Wife" Audrey Niffenegger edits, introduces and illustrates this collection of haunted, weird and witty tales drawing on the unsettling powers of Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link, Edgar Allan Poe and Niffenegger herself.
Can we ever put right the mistakes we made in the past? Nothing stays a secret for ever ... An enticing story of mothers, daughters and lovers.
A captivating, twisting read from Sheila O'Flanagan, the bestselling author of THE MISSING WIFE and THE HIDEAWAY
A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world, written by one of America’s most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state.
This call to arms teaches us the lessons we must understand and the questions we must answer if we are to save ourselves from repeating the tragic errors of the past.
The number one New York Times Bestseller
100 flaps to peek under, 100 first words to discover! This delightful oversized board book opens a world of vocabulary learning with a simple lift of a flap! Organized by theme, Baby can explore the connections between objects and the words that describe them with help from their favourite Disney characters!
Hachett Children's Book
To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the heart of the world where her grandmother's stories began--and find out why her own story went so wrong.
from 12 years onwards
Now you too can enjoy speaking Swiss German. With this survival guide's over 200 cartoons and 2000 words and phrases, it's not just easy, it is downright fun.
Ex-President Bill Clinton, James Patterson
'The President Is Missing is a big, splashy juggernaut of a novel, combining thrills with a truly authentic look at the inner happenings in Washington. With details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver. You will read it in one gulp.
Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old history teacher, but he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen it all.
As long as he keeps changing his identity he can keep one step ahead of his past - and stay alive. The only thing he must not do is fall in love . . .
A life-affirming and bittersweet novel about losing and finding yourself.
A popular take on world events that puts the 'geo' back into geopolitics
Widely travelled reporter Tim Marshall uses maps, essays and the occasional personal experience, as well as explorations of the past, present and future, to offer a guide to geography as a major determining factor in world history. Now in paperback.
Rudyard Keepling, Frederica Frenna (illustr)
Family classic: The popular adventure is retold in beautifully illustrated search and find scenes where we follow the characters through the story. Each page is full of characters to find and details to spot in the busy scenes, such as Mowgli learning the laws of the jungle, the monkeys in the temple, and Baloo and Bagheera meeting Kaa.
Beautiful illustrations are accompanied by abridged text, perfect for sharing with young readers, and introducing them to Rudyard Kipling's classic story.
Kings Road Publishing
A stunning new contemporary novel from the author of the Seven Sisters series.
Young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus at Pandora, the house of her Godfather, where she fell in love for the first time. Twenty-four years later she returns to spend the summer there with her family. As soon as Helena arrives at Pandora, she knows that its idyllic beauty masks a web of secrets that she has kept from William, her husband, and Alex, her son. When, by chance, Helena meets her childhood sweetheart, a chain of events is set in motion that threatens to make her past and present collide.
From the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Last Runaway
Arriving at his fourth school in six years, diplomat's son Osei knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day - so he's lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school. But one student can't stand to witness this budding relationship: Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl.
The tragedy of Othello is transposed to a 1970s suburban Washington schoolyard in Tracy Chevalier's powerful drama of friends torn apart by jealousy, bullying and betrayal.
Winnie and Wilbur. In a medieval castle. In disguise. What could possibly go wrong . . .?
In this latest picture book from Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul Winnie and Wilbur go back in time to enjoy all the thrills and spectacle of castle life and they'd like you to join them!
Oxford University Press
The second book in a hilarious, heart-warming series for children from Costa award winner A.L.Kennedy, in which Badger Bill must do all he can to prevent his very unusual friend Uncle Shawn from being committed to the Maximum Security Institute of Unusualness. But all Bill has to help him are four bickering llamas, one pirate boy and one invisible girl. What could possibly go wrong?
age 7 year+, first reader book
A memoir to stand alongside classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage ?
EDUCATED is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes with the severing of the closest of ties.
Alan Bennett's third collection of prose "Keeping On Keeping On" follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful "Writing Home" and "Untold Stories". This latest collection contains Bennett's peerless diaries 2005 to 2015. There's a provocative sermon on private education given before the University at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, and 'Baffled at a Bookcase' offers a passionate defence of the public library.
This is an engaging, humane, sharp, funny and unforgettable record of life according to the inimitable Alan Bennett.
Discover an underground world full of tunnels and mystery in this middle grade adventure from the bestselling, Pulitzer-nominated author of Heroes of the Frontier and Her Right Foot.
What if nothing was as it seemed? What if the ground beneath your feet was not made of solid earth and stone but had been hollowed into hundreds of tunnels and passageways? What if there were mysterious forces in these tunnels, mere inches below you as you sit in class or eat a banana?
Age 8-13 years
Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware.
Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown life of trees and their communication abilities.
The addictive new psychological thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train.
Random House UK
Little bunny is hiding! Very young children will love peeping through the holes and touching the textured pages in this beautiful hide-and-seek board book, spotting a badger, chick and other animals as they search for the elusive little bunny. A lovely Easter gift for a baby or toddler, sure to be read many times.
age 6 months +
There are seven themed scenes: town, building site, park, farm, rescue, sea, up and away - with sturdy tabs for young children to find their favourite pages. Children can then explore the big scenes, find the vehicles and read the name labels in the panels. With a naughty French bulldog to spot on each scene as well.
Using five delicious, healthy ingredients, cleverly combined, you'll conjure up the most exiting nutritious food, ready to tuck in to in less than 30 minutes .
With every of the over 130 recipes you'll find a visual ingredient guide, serving size, timings, a short, easy-to-follow method, and quick-reference nutritional information.
They twinkle in the night sky, but what exactly are stars? Which one's the nearest? Can humans visit a star? Curious little children can lift over 30 flaps to find the answers to these questions and many more in this delightful introduction to stars and the night sky, with simple explanations and gorgeous illustrations on every page.
Children aged 3+
From squirrels and hedgehogs to sea horses and star fish, there are over 200 familiar words for children to discover and talk about in this delightful word book. Each word is accompanied by a friendly illustration, and the words are grouped into themes such as woodland animals, birds, flowers and plants and on the shore.
Introducing little ones to the natural world, this charmingly illustrated book allows them to spot familiar pictures and learn new words.
Children aged 2+
by George Saunders, Winner of the Man Booker Price
The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prize-winning, National Book Award-shortlisted George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War
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