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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

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

A Seat at the Table: Interviews With Women on the Frontline of Music - by Amy Raphael - £14.99
Interviews with women on the frontline of music, from Kate Tempest to Maggie Rogers, Christine and the Queens to Ibeyi.   Writer and critic Amy Raphael has interviewed some of the world’s most iconic musicians, including Courtney Love, Patti Smi ... more

The Art Puzzle Book - by Susie Hodge and Dr. Gareth Moore - £14.99
THINK YOU KNOW BOSCH FROM BOTTICELLI? MONDRIAN FROM MIRO? THINK AGAIN...  The Art Puzzle Book turns art history on its head by testing your brainpower and perception on some the world's most iconic paintings. Journey from ancient Egypt to 198 ... more

Glastonbury 50 - by Michael and Emily Eavis - £30.00
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  Glastonbury 50 is the authorised, behind-the-scenes, inside story of the music festival that has become a true global phenomenon.  The story begins in 1970. The day after Jimi Hendrix's death... dairy farmer Micha ... more

Surfacing - by Kathleen Jamie - £12.99
A new and highly anticipated collection of essays from the award-winning author of Sightlines.  Under the ravishing light of an Alaskan sky, objects are spilling from the thawing tundra linking a Yup'ik village to its hunter-gatherer past. In ... more

Feel Free: Essays - by Zadie Smith - £9.99
The one and only Zadie Smith, prize-winning, bestselling author of Swing Time and White Teeth, is back with a second unmissable collection of essays   No subject is too fringe or too mainstream for the unstoppable Zadie Smith. From social media to ... more

Smashing It: Working Class Artists on Life, Art and Making It Happen - by Sabrina Mahfouz (Editor) - £12.99
Smashing It celebrates the exceptional works and words of 31 leading working-class artists in Britain. Featuring writing, lyrics and images by Wiley, Maxine Peake, Malorie Blackman, Riz Ahmed and many more, it also includes reflections from artists o ... more

The Liverpool Art Book: The City Through the Eyes Of its Artists - by Emma Bennett (Editor) - £14.99
The Liverpool Art Book is a tribute to one of the UK’s most iconic cities.   An impressive artistic collection taking the reader on a tour through the colourful spirit of Liverpool and its history: inspired by its vibrant, modern buildings ... more

The Boy, the Horse, the Fox and the Mole - by Charlie Mackesy - £16.99
A reminder of the most important things in life. A book of hope for uncertain times.  Enter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most poignant life lessons. Charlie's first book includes his most-loved ... more

Armistice: A Laureate's Choice of Poems of War and Peace - by Carol Ann Duffy (Editor) - £8.99
The Armistice of 1918 brought ceasefire to the war on the Western Front, but ‘the Great War’ would not as hoped be ‘the war to end all wars’.   In this affecting selection, the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, guides us deep into the act a ... more

The Flame - by Leonard Cohen - £14.99
The final collection of poetry from the world’s greatest lyricist Leonard Cohen, introduced by his son Adam Cohen.  The Flame is a stunning collection of Leonard Cohen’s last poems and writings, selected and ordered by Cohen in the final ... more

Ayoade On Top - by Richard Ayoade - £12.99
At last, the definitive book about perhaps the best cabin crew dramedy ever filmed: View From the Top starring Gwyneth Paltrow.   In Ayoade on Top, Richard Ayoade, perhaps one of the most ‘insubstantial’ people of our age, takes us on a jo ... more

Rain - by Mary Talbot and Bryan Talbot - £16.99
A stunning new graphic novel and rallying cry to protect the planet, from the Costa-award-winning authors of Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes.   Set against the backdrop of disastrous flooding in the North of England, Rain dramatically chronicles ... more

365 Days of Creativity: Inspire Your Imagination with Art Every Day - by Lorna Scobie - £12.99
365 Days of Creativity is a thoughtful and inspiring book designed to help you carve out moments of self-expression and unlock your creative potential. Lorna Scobie shows you how to experiment, explore and let go of your artistic inhibitions, encoura ... more

How to Cure a Ghost - by Fariha Róisín - £10.99
A poetry compilation recounting a woman’s journey from self-loathing to self-acceptance, confusion to clarity, and bitterness to forgiveness.  Following in the footsteps of such category killers as Milk and Honey and Whiskey Words & a Shovel I, ... more

How to be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest - by Sarah Corbett - £10.99
How to Be a Craftivist is a manifesto for quiet activism: how to tackle issues not with shouting and aggression but with gentle protest, using the process of ‘making’ to engage thoughtfully in the issues we are about, to influence and effect chan ... more

Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution - by Selina Todd - £18.99
The ground-breaking, firebrand playwright who changed our cultural and social landscape and put working-class lives centre stage.   On 27 May 1958, A Taste of Honey opened in a small fringe theatre in London. Written by a nineteen-year-old bus ... more

William Blake Now: Why He Matters More Than Ever - by John Higgs - £5.99
The visionary poet and painter William Blake is a constant presence throughout contemporary culture – from videogames to novels, from sporting events to political rallies and from horror films to designer fashion. Although he died nearly 200 years ... more

Judith Kerr - by Joanna Carey - £18.95
This volume in Thames and Hudson's Illustrators series showcases the work of the late Judith Kerr, one of the world's most beloved authors and illustrators.  Joanna Carey, who had unrestricted access to Judith Kerr and her archive, explores the ... more

Revenge of the She-Punks: A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot - by Vivien Goldman - £13.99
As an industry insider and pioneering post-punk musician, Vivien Goldman’s perspective on music journalism is unusually well-rounded. In Revenge of the She-Punks, she probes four themes—identity, money, love, and protest—to explore what makes p ... more

Surge - by Jay Bernard - £10.00
*Shortlisted for Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2019* *Winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry*   Jay Bernard’s extraordinary debut is a fearlessly original exploration of the black British archive: an enquiry into ... more

To Read Aloud - by Francesco Dimitri - £8.99
Reading a story to another person creates a bond between two people. It is often assumed that reading aloud is only for children, but the practice was once a common pleasure for adults too. The time has come to rediscover it. This simple yet powerful ... more

Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists - by Celia Brayfield - £19.99
Shelagh Delaney • Edna O’Brien • Lynne Reid-Banks • Charlotte Bingham • Nell Dunn • Virginia Ironside • Margaret Forster   In London in 1958, a play by a 19-year-old redefined women's writing in Britain. It also began a movement ... more

The Black Unicorn - by Audre Lorde - £8.99
I have been woman for a long time beware my smile I am treacherous with old magic   Filled with rage and tenderness, Audre Lorde's most acclaimed poetry collection speaks of mothers and children, female strength and vulnerability, renewal a ... more

Others: Writers On the Power of Words to Help Us See Beyond Ourselves - by Charles Fernyhough (Editor) - £9.99
Writers celebrate the power of words to show us the world as others see it, raising funds for refugee and anti-hate charities.   Across the world, intolerance of otherness is growing: in Donald Trump’s America, in Brexit Britain and in a Europe ... more

New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent - by Margaret Busby (Editor) - £30.00
Showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, this major international collection celebrates their contributions to literature and international culture.  Twenty-five years ago, Margaret Busby’s groundbreaking antho ... more

In Miniature: How Small Things Illuminate The World - by Simon Garfield - £9.99
A delightful and illuminating exploration of the human instinct to make things small, from the bestselling author of Just My Type and On the Map.   A delightful, entertaining and illuminating investigation into our peculiar fascination with making ... more

Zebra - by Ian Humphreys - £9.99
In Zebra, a boy steps tentatively from the shadows onto a strobe-lit dancefloor. Ian Humphreys’ much-anticipated debut shimmers with music, wit and humour while exploring mixed identities, otherness, and coming-of-age as a gay man in 1980s Manchest ... more

Blues for Lady Day: The Story of Billie Holiday - by Paolo Parisi - £12.99
Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, had a troubled life: a childhood in poverty, brothels, jail, broken love, and a dependence on alcohol and heroin. Her first performances in the night clubs of prohibitionist America was wh ... more

And in the End: The Last Days of the Beatles - by Ken McNab - £16.99
This is the story of the last acrimonious days of the Beatles, a final chapter reconstructing for the first time the seismic events of 1969, the year that saw the band reach new highs of musical creativity and new lows of internal strife. Two years a ... more

The Well at Winter Solstice - by Eleanor Rees - £9.99
These are the voices of those who are silent: in the graveyards, holy wells, the river, the changing tides. A ghostly choir of lost children, hermits, lovers and rough sleepers, serving maids and sailor boys, saints and hermaphrodites resounding thro ... more

Keith Haring - by Darren Pih - £19.99
An energetic and accessible introduction to iconic American artist Keith Haring, this exhibition catalogue accompanies Haring's first UK institutional exhibition.   Featuring around fifty works supported by rarely seen photography, film and ar ... more

Incendiary Art - by Patricia Smith - £12.00
2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award 2018 NAACP Image Award Finalist 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist Los Angeles Times Book Prize  Incendiary Art confronts the tyranny against the black male body and the tenacious grief of the mothers of mu ... more

To Provide All People: A Poem in the Voice of the NHS - by Owen Sheers - £8.99
July 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service Act. Owen Sheers, the author of Pink Mist and the BAFTA nominated The Green Hollow, has created a virtuosic 'film-poem' to coincide with the Vox Pictures/BBC production broadcast to ... more

Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise - by Katherine Rundell - £5.00
Katherine Rundell – Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and prize-winning author of five novels for children – explores how children's books ignite, and can re-ignite, the imagination; how children's fiction, with its unabashed emotion and playf ... more

Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music - by Rob Young - £6.99
In this groundbreaking survey of more than a century of music making in the British Isles, Rob Young investigates how the idea of folk has been handed down and transformed by successive generations - song collectors, composers, Marxist revivalists, f ... more

How Does It Feel? A Life of Musical Misadventures - by Mark Kermode - £8.99
The hilarious, self-deprecating, blissfully nostalgic memoir of adored film critic Mark Kermode's riotous attempts to become a popstar.   Following a formative encounter with the British pop movie Slade in Flame in 1975, Mark Kermode decided that ... more

Art Masters: Basquiat - by Julian Voloj, illustrated by Søren Mosdal - £14.99
The dazzling, provocative work of Jean-Michel Basquiat would come to define the vibrant New York art scene of the late '70s and early '80s. Punk, jazz, graffiti, hip-hop: his work drew heavily on the cultural trappings of Lower Manhattan, to which he ... more

The Art of Mindful Reading: Embracing the Wisdom of Words - by Ella Berthoud - £10.99
The healing power of reading has been renowned since Aristotle; focus, flow and enlightenment can all be discovered through this universal act.   The Art of Mindful Reading embraces the joy of absorbing words on a page, encouraging a state of ... more

The Many Not The Few: An Illustrated History of Britain Shaped by the People - by Sean Michael Wilson and Robert Brown - £9.99
An old union rep, Joe, and his granddaughter, Arushi, spend a few pleasant days together going over the history of the labour movement. Over tea and sandwiches in his studio they consider the whole wide sweep and points of connection throughout histo ... more

The Future Starts Here: Adventures in the Twenty-First Century - by John Higgs - £20.00
‘The future hasn’t happened yet. The idea that our civilisation is doomed is not established fact. It is a story we tell ourselves.’   In the 1980s, we gave up on the future. When we look ahead now, we imagine economic collapse, environm ... more

The Beatles Book - by Hunter Davies - £16.99
Hunter Davies, the only ever authorised biographer of the group, has produced the essential Beatles guide. Divided into four sections – People, Songs, Places and Broadcast and Cinema – it covers all elements of the band’s history and vividly br ... more

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