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New Books - Arts, Music, Writing & Culture

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The COVID-19 crisis is causing delays in delivery from our suppliers, and currently it takes at least 1-2 weeks for us to obtain most books at present, (subject to availability) - so if you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, we encourage you to contact us before placing an order to ask how long it may take
Figuring - by Maria Popova - £14.99
Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries - beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of pla ... more

Fangirls: Scenes From Modern Music Culture - by Hannah Ewens - £14.99
From Beatlemania in the early 1960s to the Directioners and Beyhive of today, female music fans have long driven the objects of their affection to the dizzying heights of life-changing fame. But marginalized fan groups are never given appropriate cre ... more

Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control - by Stuart Russell - £10.99
Humans dream of super-intelligent machines. But what happens if we actually succeed? Creating superior intelligence would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, according to the world's pre-eminent AI expert, it could also be the last. ... more

Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti (10th edition) - by Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain - £19.99
When Yarn Bombing was first published in 2009, the idea that knitted and crocheted objects could be used as a political act of resistance was brand new. Ten years and thousands of public acts of yarnarchy later, the art of knit and crochet graffiti h ... more

A Little History of Poetry - by John Carey - £14.99
A vital, engaging, and hugely enjoyable guide to poetry, from ancient times to the present, by one of our greatest champions of literature.  What is poetry? If music is sound organized in a particular way, poetry is a way of organizing langua ... more

Beneath My Feet: Writers on Walking - by Duncan Minshull (Editor) - £9.99
Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: every day I walk myself into a state of well being and walk away from every illness.” ~ Soren Aaby Kierkegaard  Duncan Minshull has always walked, and in the last twenty years has made use of it by wr ... more

Country Music - by Will Burns - £10.00
Nothing in the place meant nothing.   The poems in Country Music are observant, curious, finding everywhere they look detail worthy of notice, determined in that ‘The falsehood is that there is little / left for us to know’. This same ... more

Folk Tales of Rock and Stone - by Jenny Moon - £12.99
From caverns deep underground to sky-high mountains, the rocks and stones all around us are ancient. Greedy oni lurk in a cave in Japan; a stonecutter becomes a mountain; and a story of romance, revenge and tragedy plays out on the face of a plate. & ... more

Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change and Courage - by Tori Amos - £16.99
Since the release of her first, career-defining solo album Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos has been one of the music industry’s most enduring and ingenious artists. From her unnerving depiction of sexual assault in “Me and a Gun” to her post-9/11 ... more

Magnetic Field: The Marsden Poems - by Simon Armitage - £14.99
Growing up in Marsden among the hills of West Yorkshire, Simon Armitage has always associated his early poetic experiences with the night-time view from his bedroom window, those ‘private, moonstruck observations’ and the clockwork comings and go ... more

The Moth: Occasional Magic - 50 True Stories of Defying the Impossible - by Catherine Burns (Editor) - £9.99
Before television and radio, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. Their bewitched listeners would sit and listen long into the night as moths flitted around overhead. Storytelling phenomenon The Moth rec ... more

These Are The Hands: Poems from the Heart of the NHS - by Deborah Alma and Dr Katie Amiel (Editor) - £9.99
Fearless, reverent and incredibly touching, These Are the Hands celebrates the NHS and the strength and compassion of the people who keep its heart beating. With contributions from leading UK poets, this beautiful anthology illuminates and supports t ... more

The Dance Cure: The surprising secret to being smarter, stronger, happier - by Dr Peter Lovatt - £9.99
Humans are born to dance. And in today's sedentary world, we would all benefit from doing more of it. Science shows that just ten minutes of dancing provides a thorough work out for the body and brain, raising the heartbeat to cause a release of feel ... more

A Bite of the Apple: A Life with Books, Writers and Virago - by Lennie Goodings - £16.99
'The moment I got my job at Virago in 1978 I knew it would be a long time before I would leave. I certainly wouldn't have had the brazen hope then - only twenty-five and very recently new to Britain - that I would ever become the Publisher, but I did ... more

Making Soap: 18 Luxurious Soaps to Make and Give Using Natural Ingredients - by Kathrin Landmann - £8.99
Beginner-friendly guide to making 18 lovely soaps using only natural ingredients that are kind to the environment.   Beautifully photographed, this beginner-friendly guide has everything you need to make 18 lovely soaps. Inspirational for seas ... more

Contemporary African Art - by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir - £14.95
Contemporary African art has grown out of the diverse histories and cultural heritage of the African continent and its diaspora. It is not characterized by any particular style, technique or theme, but by a bricolage-like attitude towards art-making, ... more

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Highlights Volume 5 - by Various photographers - £6.99
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is the most famous and prestigious event of its kind in the world. It provides both an inspiring annual catalogue of the wonders of nature and a thought provoking look at our complex relationship with ... more

Utopia: The History of an Idea - by Gregory Claeys - £9.99
A compelling history of a perennially powerful idea: the quest for the ideal society.   We have always dreamed of better societies. Philosophers, poets, reformers, architects and artists have imagined them in intricate detail, from Asia to the ... more

Pulp Idol Firsts 2020 - by Various artists - £4.99
Pulp Idol is an annual competition run in Liverpool since 2006 by Writing on the Wall - Liverpool's longest running writing and literary organisation. Many new talents have been discovered through the competition, providing publicity and pathways in ... more

James Joyce - by Edna O'Brien - £9.99
Edna O’Brien depicts James Joyce as a man hammered by Church, State and family, yet from such adversities he wrote works ‘to bestir the hearts of men and angels’.   The journey begins with Joyce the arrogant youth, his lofty courtship of No ... more

Politics and Literature - by Jean-Paul Sartre - £8.99
First published in French magazines in the 1960s, the essays and interviews collected in this volume tackle two of Sartre's most enduring concerns as a philosopher: politics and literature.  With regard to the former, they develop the notion of ... more

Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain & Ireland - by Kevin Crossley-Holland (Author) - £8.99
The definitive collection of British and Irish folktales from master storyteller and poet Kevin Crossley-Holland.  Rich and strange, these eerie and magical folktales from across Britain and Ireland have been passed down from generation to gener ... more

Welcome to the Cheap Seats: Silver Screen Portrayals of the British Working Class - by Andrew Graves - £9.99
A fascinating trip around the side streets and back to backs of working class cinema, exploring the British New Wave kitchen sink dramas of the 50s and 60s, such as Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, A Taste of Honey and This Sporting Life, to Kes, Q ... more

365 Ways to Be Inspired: Inspiration and Motivation for Every Day - by Summersdale Publishers - £6.99
Do you want to be an inspired, more innovative you?  Tap into your creativity every day with this motivating collection of imaginative and crafty ideas, top tips, invigorating activities and wise words.  Light up your mind with this little ... more

Playing Gay in the Golden Age of British TV - by Stephen Bourne - £12.99
The television set – the humble box in the corner of almost every British household – has brought about some of the biggest social changes in modern times. It gives us a window into the lives of people who are different from us: different classes ... more

The Writer's Creative Workbook: Finding Your Voice, Embracing the Page - by Joy Kenward - £10.99
The Writer’s Creative Workbook is a practical and insightful guide into the joyful craft of mindful writing.  Focusing on the transformative process of writing and conscious creativity, this beautifully illustrated part-manual, part-journa ... more

Banksy. You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat and If You Were Not You Would Know About It (New Ed) - by Gary Shove and Patrick Potter - £29.95
New expanded 248pp 2019 Edition.  The single best collection of photography of Banksy’s street work that has ever been assembled for print. If that isn’t enough there are some words too.  You Are An Acceptable Level of Threat covers his ent ... more

End Of The End Of The Earth: Essays - by Jonathan Franzen - £9.99
A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections.  In The End of the End of the Earth, which gathers essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Jonathan Franzen returns ... more

Time For Lights Out - by Raymond Briggs - £18.99
In his customary pose as the grumpiest of grumpy old men, Raymond Briggs contemplates old age and death... and doesn’t like them much. Illustrated with Briggs’s inimitable pencil drawings, Time for Lights Out is a collection of short pieces, some ... more

The Art of Language - by Zora O'Neill - £9.99
From Arabic and Japanese to Hebrew, Javanese and Cherokee, explore 26 unique scripts and alphabets with Lonely Planet – and learn to write local proverbs with our calligraphy tutorials.  For each script you’ll discover its history and roo ... more

Sincerity - by Carol Ann Duffy - £9.99
The effortless virtuosity, directness, drama and humanity of Carol Ann Duffy’s verse have made her our most admired and best-loved contemporary poet.   Sincerity is Duffy’s final collection of poems as Poet Laureate, and the much-anticipated s ... more

Notes from Africa: A Musical Journey with Youssou N'Dour - by Jenny Cathcart - £12.99
Notes from Africa traces the rise of popular music on the continent - beginning in the 1980s when the term 'world music' was coined as a marketing label and African musicians, notably Youssou N'Dour and his contemporaries, began to appear on the inte ... more

Tell Me the Truth About Life: A National Poetry Day Anthology. 100 Poems That Matter - by Cerys Matthews (Curator) - £12.99
CELEBRATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY, THE OFFICIAL NATIONAL POETRY DAY COLLECTION. CURATED AND INTRODUCED BY CERYS MATTHEWS.  Tell Me the Truth About Life is an indispensable anthology which celebrates poetry’s power to tap into the truths that mat ... more

What Happened? - by Hanif Kureishi - £16.99
Comic, dark and insightful, What Happened? is Hanif Kureishi's new collection of essays and fiction.   No topic is too fringe or too mainstream for this insatiable—and much-loved—author. From social media to the ancient classics, from app ... more

Incidental Inventions - by Elena Ferrante, illustrated by Andrea Ucini - £15.99
“This is my last column, after a year that has scared and inspired me.”  With these words, Elena Ferrante, the bestselling author of My Brilliant Friend, bid farewell to her year-long collaboration with the Guardian. For a full year she p ... more

Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books That Changed David Bowie's Life - by John O'Connell - £15.99
Part epic reading guide and part biography of a music legend, this work is a collection of mini-essays exploring David Bowie's list of 100 favorite books in the context of the artist's life and work.   Three years before David Bowie died, he s ... more

Will - by Will Self - £14.99
"'Darkly angelic prose... a joy to read, with the final part in particular recalling David Foster Wallace at his best"(Alex Preston, Observer) Will's mother's hokey homily, Waste not, want not... hisses in his ears as he oscillates furiously on th ... more

Protest! A History of Social and Political Protest Graphics - by Liz McQuiston - £30.00
Social discontent and political protest have been expressed visually as well as verbally throughout the ages. Graffiti scribbles on a wall, pictures scattered in the street during marches, posters spread through the environment: all have played their ... more

What Time Is It? - by John Berger and Selçuk Demirel - £14.99
Visionary thinker John Berger and Turkish artist Selçuk Demirel came together came together for the last time to create this precious little volume about time.  What Time Is It? is a playful meditation on the illusory nature of time. Our per ... more

Trump: Signs of Protest - by Scott Eaton - £9.99
On July 13, 2018, Londoners turned out en masse to protest against Donald Trump during his visit to the United Kingdom. The author of this book arrived to participate in the march and took his camera along, just in case there might be something ‘in ... more

By Order of the Peaky Blinders - by Steven Knight, with Matt Allen - £20.00
The official companion to the hit TV show, Peaky Blinders, fully illustrated in colour. Packed full of behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with the cast and creators of the show, By Order of the Peaky Blinders is the first official book to take ... more

British Wildlife Photography Awards #10 - by Various photographers - £25.00
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the British Wildlife Photography Awards, this stunning collection showcases 150 of the winning and shortlisted images from the 2019 competition.  Curating the year’s finest work from world-leading profession ... more

Writers' & Artists' Guide to Getting Published: Essential Advice for Aspiring Authors - by Alysoun Owen - £16.99
The W&A Guide to Getting Published provides the would-be published author with expert knowledge on securing a book deal – from preparing a manuscript for submission, to finding an agent, from working with an Editor, to effective self-promotion. It ... more

Being John Lennon: A Restless Life - by Ray Connolly - £9.99
John Lennon was a rock star, a school clown, a writer, a wit, an iconoclast, a sometime peace activist and finally an eccentric millionaire. He was also a Beatle – his plain-speaking and impudent rejection of authority catching, and eloquently arti ... more

Brave New Words: The Power of Writing Now - by Susheila Nasta (Editor) - £8.99
Fifteen specially commissioned essays from distinguished authors explore the value of critical thinking, the power of the written word, and the resonance of literature in the twenty-first century.  Each explores the crucial place of the writer, p ... more

Peter Kennard: Visual Dissent - by Peter Kennard - £19.99
This fully illustrated anthology showcases key images from Peter Kennard's work as Britain's foremost political artist over the last fifty years.   The book centres around Kennard's images, photomontages and illustrations from protests, year b ... more

A Love Letter to Europe: An Outpouring of Love and Sadness from Our Writers, Thinkers and Artists - by Various writers - £16.99
Great writers, artists, musicians and thinkers in British life say what Europe means to them: an outpouring of love and sadness. With pieces from Frank Cottrell Boyce, Melvyn Bragg, Margaret Drabble, Alan Hollinghurst, Will Hutton, Holly Johnson, Pen ... more

Classic Albums by Women - by Classic Album Sundays - £18.00
Across the genres, across the generations, across the board, this book presents over one hundred inspirational albums by women, from top-selling hits to the indie and obscure.   Classic Album Sundays - the world's most popular album listening ... more

Why Bowie Matters - by Will Brooker - £12.99
A unique, moving and dazzlingly researched exploration of the places, people, musicians, writers and filmmakers that inspired David Jones to become David Bowie, what we can learn from his life’s work and journey, and why he will always matter. &nb ... more

Forever Frida: A Celebration of the Life, Art, Loves, Words, and Style of Frida Kahlo - by Kathy Cano-Murillo - £9.99
Revel in the enduring legacy of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo — from the self-portraits, to the flower crown, to her iconic eyebrows — with this fun and commemorative book!  With her colorful style, dramatic self-portraits, hardscrabble backstor ... more

How Poetry Can Change Your Heart - by Andrea Gibson and Megan Falley - £8.99
Poetry can transform: How can a poem transform a life? Could poetry change the world? In How Poetry Can Change Your Heart, spoken-word stars Andrea Gibson and Megan Falley roll out the welcome mat and prove that poetry is for everyone.  • Wheth ... more

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