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Winter by Ali Smith - £16.99
The dazzling second novel in Ali Smith's essential Seasonal Quartet -- from the Baileys Prize-winning, Man Booker-shortlisted author of Autumn and How to be both.   Winter? Bleak. Frosty wind, earth as iron, water as stone, so the old song goe ... more
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What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi - £7.99
The stories collected in What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours are linked by more than the exquisitely winding prose of their creator: Helen Oyeyemi's ensemble cast of characters slip from the pages of their own stories only to surface in another.   ... more
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Devotion: Why I Write by Patti Smith - £12.99
From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, an inspired exploration of the nature of creative invention.   A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic — its source a mystery, its impact unexpectedly stirring. How does an artist ac ... more
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The Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis by George Monbiot - £14.99
A thrilling new route to a better society.   A toxic ideology of extreme competition and individualism has come to dominate our world. It misrepresents human nature, destroying hope and common purpose. Only a positive vision can replace it, a new ... more
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Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling by Philip Pullman - £20.00
In over thirty essays, written over twenty years, one of the world’s great storytellers meditates on storytelling. Warm, funny, generous, entertaining and, above all, deeply considered, they offer thoughts on a wide variety of topics, including the ... more
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La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust, Volume One by Philip Pullman - £20.00
Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory w ... more
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Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics by Richard Seymour - £9.99
Demolishing the Blairite opposition in 2015, Jeremy Corbyn saw off an attempted coup against his leadership under the banner of the "soft left" one year on. This unassuming antiwar socialist now leads Labour with a huge mandate. For the first time in ... more
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Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir by Chris Packham - £8.99
Every minute was magical, every single thing it did was fascinating and everything it didn't do was equally wondrous, and to be sat there, with a Kestrel, a real live Kestrel, my own real live Kestrel on my wrist! I felt like I'd climbed through a ho ... more
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Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar by Alexei Sayle - £9.99
Alexei Sayle reveals his true vocation: proprietor of an imaginary sandwich shop. Blending politics, comedy, philosophy and memoir, this is the Godfather of Alternative Comedy at his most anarchic and irresistibly entertaining.   Alexei Sayle ... more
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So They Call You Pisher! A Memoir by Michael Rosen - £16.99
The brilliant family memoir of the much-beloved poet and political campaigner.  In this hilarious, moving memoir, much-loved children’s poet and political campaigner Michael Rosen recalls the first twenty-three years of his life. He was bor ... more
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Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories In Extreme Futures by Elly Blue - £8.99
In a world with an uncertain future, do you imagine for the best or for the worst case scenario?   Twelve writers tackle extreme solarpunk utopias and apocalyptic or political dystopias — and the grey areas in between — in Biketopia, the ... more
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Frida Kahlo: The Story of Her Life by Vanna Vinci - £19.99
The perfect subject for a graphic novel, Frida Kahlo’s brief life was dramatic and romantic, tragic and painful.   In this illustrated “biography”, Vanna Vinci captures the spirit of Kahlo’s world in boldly colored, minutely detailed ... more
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How to be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest by Sarah Corbett - £12.99
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
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The Corbyn Comic Book by Various artists - £4.99
“Jeremy Corbyn: Comic Book Hero”  Pollsters called it a foregone conclusion. Columnists said Theresa May’s snap general election wouldn’t just return her a thumping majority in the House of Commons – it would plunge the Opposition i ... more
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David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT music by Darryl W. Bullock - £18.99
From the birth of jazz in the red-light district of New Orleans, through the rock 'n' roll years, Swinging Sixties and all-singing and all-dancing disco days of the '70s, to modern pop, electronica and reggae – the LGBT community has played a cruci ... more
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One Year Wiser: A Graphic Guide to Mindful Living by Mike Medaglia - £12.99
As we travel through the world, we are often faced with conflicts and challenges that cause unhappiness, fear or anxiety. The practice of mindfulness has the power to transform this negativity into feelings of love, compassion and positivity.   I ... more
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Nick Cave: Mercy on Me by Reinhard Kleist - £14.99
“An electrifying graphic biography of Nick Cave”   Musician, novelist, poet, actor: Nick Cave is a Renaissance man. His wide-ranging artistic output always uncompromising, hypnotic and intense is defined by an extraordinary gift for storyt ... more
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Spectacles: A Memoir by Sue Perkins - £7.99
Spectacles is the hilarious, creative and incredibly moving memoir from much loved comedian, writer and presenter Sue Perkins. When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff. What I found was that she had ... more
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Down to the River and Up to the Trees: Discover the Hidden Nature on Your Doorstep by Sue Belfrage - £9.99
In a stressful, chaotic world, many of us are turning to nature for a sense of serenity and happiness.  While the idea of the wild outdoors is enticing, though, our busy lives and our location can cause us to become detached from nature. Down t ... more
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Eight Fold Year by Jamie Reid - £12.50
Eight Fold Year is a celebration of the Druidic calendar and the eight festivals that mark the changing seasons.   Alongside being a radical designer/provocateur, (first with the Suburban Press and then more famously for the Sex Pistols), Jami ... more
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Draw Your Weapons by Sarah Sentilles - £12.99
‘How to live in the face of so much suffering? What difference can one person make in this beautiful, imperfect, and imperilled world?’   In Draw Your Weapons, Sarah Sentilles offers an impassioned defence of life lived by peace and princi ... more
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Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge - £8.99
Saturday, November 23rd, 2013. It was just another day in America; an unremarkable Saturday on which ten children and teens were killed by gunfire. The youngest was nine; the oldest was nineteen. White, Black and Latino, they fell in suburbs, hamlets ... more
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Autumn by Ali Smith - £8.99
A breathtakingly inventive new novel from the Man Booker-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be both.  Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. That's what it felt like for Keats in 1819.  How about Autumn 2016?  ... more
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Protest! Stories of Resistance by Ra Page (Editor) - £14.99
Whatever happened to British protest?  For a nation that brought the world Chartism, the Suffragettes, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, and so many other grassroots social movements, Britain rarely celebrates its long, great tradition of people power. ... more
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Aurelia: Art and Literature Through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale by Carol Mavor - £25.00
In the eighteenth century the members of London’s Society of Aurelians were butterfly collectors. The term ‘Aurelian’ relates to the chrysalis, and the golden colour it can display before the butterfly emerges. As a twenty-first-century Aurelia ... more
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Gold from the Stone: New and Selected Poems by Lemn Sissay - £9.99
Lemn Sissay's first poetry collection was written aged eighteen and hand-sold to miners on the picket lines of Warrington. Since then his poems have been sculpted in iron and built from concrete, declaimed in over twenty countries. He has performed t ... more
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2023: A Trilogy by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu - £17.99
Well we're back again, They never kicked us out, twenty thousand years of SHOUT SHOUT SHOUT.  Down through the epochs and out across the continents, generation upon generation of the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu have told variants of the same sto ... more
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How Not To Be a Boy by Robert Webb - £16.99
“It sounded to me that to be a gentleman, you needed both manners and bravery. And that thought was horribly fascinating. Because I thought only wimps needed manners. And only tough guys were brave”   Following Peep Show, and alongside Back, t ... more
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Is Monogamy Dead? Rethinking Relationships in the 21st Century by Rosie Wilby - £8.99
In early 2013, comedian Rosie Wilby found herself at a crossroads with everything she'd ever believed about romantic relationships. When people asked, 'who's the love of your life?' there was no simple answer. Did they mean her former flatmate who sh ... more
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Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida - £14.99
Following his ground-breaking international bestseller The Reason I Jump, written when he was only thirteen, Naoki Higashida offers equally illuminating and practical insights into autism from his current perspective as a young man.   Naoki Hi ... more
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Hot Milk by Deborah Levy - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2016   Plunge into this hypnotic tale of female sexuality and power - from the Man Booker shortlisted author of Swimming Home.   Two women arrive in a village on th ... more
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The Mother of All Questions: Further Feminisms by Rebecca Solnit - £12.99
Following on from the success of Men Explain Things to Me comes a new collection of essays in which Rebecca Solnit opens up a feminism for all of us: one that doesn't stigmatize women's lives, whether they include spouses and children or not; that br ... more
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Why We March: Signs Of Protest And Hope by Artisan - £11.99
On January 21, 2017, millions of people gathered worldwide for the Women’s March, one of the largest demonstrations in political history. Together they raised their voices in hope, protest, and solidarity.   This inspiring collection featur ... more
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Your Life in My Hands by Rachel Clarke - £16.99
To be a medical novice who makes decisions which - if you get them wrong - might forever alter, or end, a person's life? To toughen up the hard way, through repeated exposure to life-and-death situations, clinging on until your skills, expertise and ... more
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Don't Panic, I'm Islamic: How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Alien Next Door by Lynn Gaspard (Editor) - £12.99
"Bursting with creativity, wit and intelligence"(Brian Eno) How can you tell if your neighbour is speaking Muslim? Is a mosque a kind of hedgehog? Can I get fries with that burka? You can’t trust the media any longer, but there’s no need to fr ... more
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A Jihad for Love by Mohamed El Bachiri with David van Reybrouck - £5.99
Mohamed El-Bachiri is a driver on the Brussels metro rail system. He grew up and lives in the suburb of Molenbeek, notorious as the place from which a number of Belgian jihadis have come. He is also the husband of Loubna Lafquiri, the love of his lif ... more
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The Battle for Home: Memoir of a Syrian Architect by Marwa al-Sabouni - £8.99
‘Everyone in Syria has lived his war. Every day people have fought for their lives, every day has brought a bid for survival, but it is not only bodies that suffer; souls, too, go through these battles, dying a thousand times in anticipation, only ... more
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The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar - £9.99
The Return is at once a universal and an intensely personal tale. It is an exquisite meditation on how history and politics can bear down on an individual life. And yet Hisham Matar's memoir isn't just about the burden of the past, but the consolatio ... more
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - £7.99
In 1886, a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, Le Cirque des Rves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. Although ... more
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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay - £13.99
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.   'I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself ... more
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The Corbyn Colouring Book: #GE2017 Edition by James Nunn - £7.99
Comrades! Citizens!   Ready the pencil cases, arm yourselves with crayons, and prepare for revolution. The Corbyn Colouring Book has arrived.   Page after page of glorious line-drawings depicts The Leader in a variety of settings instructional ... more
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Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold by Margaret Atwood - £8.99
‘It’s got a thunderstorm in it. And revenge. Definitely revenge.’   Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he’s staging a Tempest like no oth ... more
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84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff - £7.99
The true story of the 20-year correspondence between Helene Hanff, an American writer living in New York, and Frank Doel, the Manager of Messrs Marks and Co., a bookshop in London's Charing Cross Road. The story is told in the couple's letters. "This ... more
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Pride: The Unlikely Story of the True Heroes of the Miner's Strike by Tim Tate - £8.99
They did so in the midst of the 1984 miners' strike - the most bitter and divisive dispute for more than half a century, and in one of the most turbulent periods in modern British history.   In the 1980s Margaret Thatcher's hardcore social an ... more
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The Art of Reading by Damon Young - £9.99
"For Damon Young, writers are like secret agents gone rogue, grabbing us by the lapels and inviting us into a realm of delicious ambiguity. The Art of Reading is an intimately conspiratorial book — erudite, surprising, and persuasive."(Henry Hitchi ... more
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Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life by Yiyun Li - £14.99
A luminous memoir from the award-winning author of The Vagrants and A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.  'What a long way it is from one life to another. Yet why write if not for that distance?'  Startlingly original and shining with quiet wisd ... more
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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - £7.99
From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.   NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER 2016 ... more
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - £8.99
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel Meminger's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It ... more
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Jo Cox: More in Common by Brendan Cox - £16.99
A touching and very human portrait of Jo Cox: daughter, mother, wife, sister, MP and aidworker. "Jo Cox's selfless service to others made the world a better place"(Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States) THE NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES B ... more
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Wreck This Journal: Now in Colour by Keri Smith - £12.99
Now in spectacular full colour throughout, a special 10th anniversary edition of the internationally bestselling journal that started it all--with more than 7 million copies sold!   Perhaps you're a seasoned Wreck-er, having made your way thro ... more
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Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir by Joel Grey - £14.99
Joel Grey, the Tony and Academy Award-winning Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret finally tells his remarkable life story.   Born Joel David Katz to a wild and wooly Jewish American family in Cleveland, Ohio in 1932, Joel began his life in the th ... more
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