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How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran - £14.99
What do you do in your teenage years when you realise what your parents taught you wasn’t enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes - and build yourself.  It’s 1990. Johanna Morrigan, 14, has shamed hersel ... more
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HOAX Psychosis Blues by Ravi Thornton - £23.99
Limited First Edition. Hardback. 1000 copies only produced, each hand-numbered and signed by the author.   Sales from this product will support mental health charities   Written by Ravi Thornton / Illustrated by Hannah Berry, Karrie Fra ... more
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The Art of Neil Gaiman: The Visual Story of One of the World's Most Vital Creative Forces by Hayley Campbell - £25.00
Novelist, comics writer, scriptwriter, poet, occasional artist – a master of several genres and inadvertent leader of many cults – there are few creative avenues Neil Gaiman hasn’t ventured down. From unforgettable books like The Ocean at the End of ... more
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Upstairs at the Party by Linda Grant - £14.99
The brilliant new novel from the Man Booker shortlisted author of The Clothes on Their Backs.  'If you go back and look at your life there are certain scenes, acts, or maybe just incidents on which everything that follows seems to depend. If only ... more
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Vixen by Rosie Garland - £16.99
DEVON, 1349  In Brauntone, where seagulls screech across the fields and the wind has a mind to change, Father Thomas arrives as the new priest. Determined to impress his congregation, he quells fears of the coming pestilence with promises of pr ... more
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Chaplin and Company by Mave Fellowes - £8.99
A big debut novel – a perfect blend of the quirky and commercial, in the vein of When God Was a Rabbit.  Winner of a Betty Trask Award.  Introducing... Odeline Milk, an unusual young lady from a sleepy market town.   She’s on he ... more
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Shaun Tan's Metropolis (Pictura) by Shaun Tan - £7.99
Unfold a Pictura and you'll find a piece of art just waiting for you to make it your own. Colour it in a little. Colour it in a lot. There are no rules. It is yours for the making.   Pictura is a stunning range of black-and-white art to collect and ... more
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Kith: The Riddle of the Childscape by Jay Griffiths - £9.99
Kith is a passionate examination of what it means to be a child, by Jay Griffiths, the award-winning author of Wild.   While travelling the world in order to write her award-winning book Wild, Jay Griffiths became increasingly aware of the huge d ... more
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A Parallel Life by Bonnie Greer - £14.99
Standing on the corner of Michigan Avenue, in the middle of the biggest blizzard of the decade and at the height of the rush hour, I yelled into the driving snow and howling Arctic wind: OK! After playing the role of good daughter, great sister, best ... more
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The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910-2010 by Selina Todd - £25.00
The twentieth century experienced by over 75% of Britons had little to do with the one we've been taught. The People tells OUR story for the first time.  The Sunday Times bestseller.   'There was nothing extraordinary about my childhood ... more
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Harry's Last Stand: How the World My Generation Built is Falling Down, and What We Can Do to Save It by Harry Leslie Smith - £12.99
‘As one of the last remaining survivors of the Great Depression and the Second World War, I will not go gently into that good night. I want to tell you what the world looks like through my eyes, so that you can help change it...’  In November ... more
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Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story by Michael Rosen - £8.99
From Alphabets to Zipcodes, the surprising story of our 26 letters from million-selling author and Radio 4 language expert, Michael Rosen.  From minding your Ps and Qs to wondering why X should mark the spot, Alphabetical is a book for everyone wh ... more
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Soldier Box: Why I Won't Return to the War on Terror by Joe Glenton - £12.99
A brave, moving account of a soldier who refused to return to Afghanistan.   When the War on Terror began, Joe Glenton signed up to serve his nation. He passed through basic training and deployed to Afghanistan in 2006. What he saw overseas ... more
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SoulPancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions by Rainn Wilson - £13.99
In this digital, turbocharged era, few of us stop to consider life’s big questions. Rainn Wilson, known for his deft portrayal of Dwight on NBC’s The Office, would like to change that. Together with some friends, he launched a Web site called SoulPan ... more
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The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders by Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefèvre and Frédéric Lemercier - £20.99
In 1986, Afghanistan was torn apart by a war with the Soviet Union. This graphic novel/photo-journal is a record of one reporter’s arduous and dangerous journey through Afghanistan, accompanying the Doctors Without Borders.   Didier Lefevre’s ph ... more
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Here We Stand: Women Changing the World by Helena Earnshaw and Angharad Penrhyn Jones (Editors) - £10.99
"A beautiful and necessary book full of passion, humour, encouragement, information and hope. This is the kind of writing that saves lives."(A.L. Kennedy, novelist)A fascinating and unique anthology about contemporary women campaigners and how they w ... more
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Hold Everything Dear: Dispatches on Survival and Resistance by John Berger - £8.99
Hold Everything Dear is John Berger's vital response to today's global economic and military tyranny. From Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 and 7/7, to resistance in Ramallah and traumatic dislocation in the Middle East, it is a profound meditation on what po ... more
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A People's History of Scotland by Chris Bambery - £14.99
Nation, people, land: the first history from below of Scotland in over sixty years   A People's History of Scotland looks beyond the kings and queens, the battles and bloody defeats of the past. It captures the history that matters today, stor ... more
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The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness into Flowers (New Poems) by Alice Walker - £10.99
A dazzling collection of new poems from the Pulitzer Prize winner. "This tireless activist has freed her mischievous, sensual, and spiritual poetic self to write of nature, love, friendship, courage, and generosity with playful and crooning lyrici ... more
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The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm's Way by Alice Walker - £12.99
From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple, stunning new meditations on the intersections of spirituality and politics. "A lavishly gifted writer."(The New York Times) In her newest collection of wide-ranging meditations on ... more
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Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life by George Monbiot - £8.99
In Feral, George Monbiot, one of the world's most celebrated radical thinkers, and the author of Captive State, Heat, The Age of Consent and Amazon Watershed, follows his own hunger for new environmental experiences, in a riveting tale of possibility ... more
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A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride - £7.99
WINNER OF THE 2014 BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION   Eimear McBride's award-winning debut novel tells the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour.  Not so much a stream ... more
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The Heroes' Welcome by Louisa Young - £12.99
The Heroes’ Welcome is the incandescent sequel to the bestselling R&J pick My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You. Its evocation of a time deeply wounded by the pain of WW1 will capture and beguile readers fresh to Louisa Young’s wonderful writing, and those ... more
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We Are Water by Wally Lamb - £9.99
From New York Times bestselling author Wally Lamb, this is a disquieting and ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy.  As Annie Oh’s wedding day approaches, she finds herself at the mercy ... more
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What the **** is Normal?! by Francesca Martinez - £12.99
What do you do when you’re labelled abnormal in a world obsessed with normality? In a world where wrinkles are practically illegal, going bald is cause for mental breakdown, and women over size ten are encouraged to shoot themselves, what the **** do ... more
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Austerity Bites: A Journey to the Sharp End of Cuts in the UK by Mary O'Hara - £15.99
After coming to power in May 2010, the Coalition government in the United Kingdom embarked on a drastic programme of cuts to public spending and introduced a raft of austerity measures that had profoundly damaging effects on much of the population. T ... more
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The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson - £8.99
As delightfully wry and witty as his bestselling debut, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, this is a tale of how one woman’s attempt to change her future ended up changing everything.   Nombeko Mayeki is on th ... more
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Four Stories by Alan Bennett - £12.99
A new hardback edition of Alan Bennett's four triumphantly reviewed and bestselling stories to celebrate his eightieth birthday.   The Laying on of Hands, the painfully observant account of a memorial service for a masseur to the famous. The C ... more
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Sally Heathcote: Suffragette by Mary Talbot, Kate Charlesworth and Bryan Talbot - £16.99
A stunning new graphic novel from the Costa Award-winning authors of Dotter of her Father's Eyes.   Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is a gripping inside story of the campaign for votes for women. A tale of loyalty, love and courage, set against a ... more
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Here I Am: The Story of Tim Hetherington, War Photographer by Alan Huffman - £9.99
"I don’t think I fully understood how brave my good friend Tim Hetherington was until reading these pages. Not only does Huffman bring Tim back to life — his brilliant work, his extraordinary vision — but he also leads us through some of the most har ... more
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Holloway by Robert Macfarlane, Stanley Donwood and Dan Richards - £9.99
'Holloway - the hollow way. A sunken path, a deep and shady lane. A route that centuries of foot-fall, hoof-hit, wheel-roll and rain-run have harrowed into the land. A track worn down by the traffic of ages and the fretting of water, and in places re ... more
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The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Holly Baxter - £12.99
A funny, hard-hitting examination of women and the media, for anyone who has ever had niggling doubts about the sidebar of shame.   As students, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Holly Baxter spent a lot of time laughing at magazine pieces entitled t ... more
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On Anarchism by Noam Chomsky - £6.00
On Anarchism offers a vital overview of the foundations of Noam Chomsky's thought, focussing in particular on his constant questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power. The book gathers his essays and interviews to provide a short, accessible in ... more
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Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists by Hillary L. Chute - £18.00
We are living in a golden age of cartoon art. Never before has graphic storytelling been so prominent or garnered such respect: critics and readers alike agree that contemporary cartoonists are creating some of the most innovative and exciting work i ... more
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Tweet of the Day: A Year of Britain's Birds from the Acclaimed Radio 4 Series by Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss - £25.00
A beautiful and imaginative guide for the armchair naturalist that everyone will want to own.  Imagine a jazz musician, improvising on a theme. Then imagine that he is able to play half a dozen instruments - not one after another, but almost si ... more
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The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida, translated by K.A Yoshida and David Mitchell - £8.99
A rare and important insight into the mind of an autistic child.  Written by Naoki Higishida when he was only thirteen, this remarkable book explains the often baffling behaviour of autistic children and shows the way they think and feel - such as a ... more
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As Used on the Famous Nelson Mandela: Underground Adventures in the Arms and Torture Trade by Mark Thomas - £7.99
A deeply funny, deeply distrubing account of one man's rampage through the murky world of the arms trade. Both a highly successful stand-up comedian and one of the UK's most effective and best-known political activists, Mark Thomas set off on a journ ... more
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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion - £7.99
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a story about love, life and lobster every Tuesday...  Meet Don Tillman.   Don is getting married. He just doesn't know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to h ... more
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Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh - £14.99
Originally published in French as Le bleu est une couleur chaude, Blue is the Warmest Color is a graphic novel about growing up, falling in love, and coming out. Clementine is a junior in high school who seems average enough: she has friends, family, ... more
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With Hope in Her Heart by Sara Williams - £9.99
'Mum ...' This was the last word that 15-year-old Liverpool fan Kevin Williams said as he lay dying, one of the 96 tragic victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Kevin's mum, Anne, was not there to answer his call but she never let her son down. &n ... more
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Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates - £14.99
Women are standing up and #shoutingback. In a culture that's driven by social media, for the first time women are using this online space (@EverydaySexism www.everydaysexism.com) to come together, share their stories and encourage a new generation to ... more
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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel García Márquez - £1.99
A short pamphlet containing two magical realist short stories by Gabriel García Márquez.   Strange, wondrous things happen in these two short stories, which are both the perfect introduction to Gabriel García Márquez, and a wonderful read for ... more
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A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie - £16.99
July 1914. Young Englishwoman Vivian Rose Spencer is running up a mountainside in an ancient land, surrounded by figs and cypresses. Soon she will discover the Temple of Zeus, the call of adventure, and the ecstasy of love. Thousands of miles away a ... more
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman - £7.99
The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark, from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman.   It b ... more
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The Bookshop That Floated Away by Sarah Henshaw - £7.99
The story of an extraordinary bookshop... and everything its owner did to keep it afloat.  In early 2009 a strange sort of business plan landed on the desk of a pinstriped bank manager. It had pictures of rats and moles in rowing boats and archa ... more
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Shattered: Modern Motherhood and the Illusion of Equality by Rebecca Asher - £9.99
A manifesto for achieving a new equality between the sexes in family life, drawing on international research and case studies.  If we live in an age of equality, why are women are still left holding the baby?   Today women outperform me ... more
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Mongol by Uuganaa Ramsay - £8.99
Mongol [mong-gohl], noun, 1. a member of a pastoral people now living chiefly in Mongolia.
2. (offensive) a person affected with Down’s Syndrome.   Uuganaa is a Mongol in Britain, far from the world she grew up in: as a nomadic herder she liv ... more
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The State Is Out of Date: We Can Do It Better by Gregory Sams - £14.99
Does anyone really think that politics is working?   Living in peace and harmony is a more natural condition than what we experience in today's conflict-driven world. We are community animals with built-in empathy, organizing best from the bot ... more
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Rags & Bones by Melissa Marr, Tim Pratt (Editors) - £7.99
Featuring stories by Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix and the authors of Beautiful Creatures, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, this is a unique and imaginative collection for readers of all ages.   There are some stories that will always be told, tales as ... more
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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson - £8.99
It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as i ... more
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Before the Windrush: Race Relations in 20th-Century Liverpool by John Belchem - £19.99
Long before the arrival of the ‘Empire Windrush’ after the Second World War, Liverpool was widely known for its polyglot population, its boisterous ‘sailortown’ and cosmopolitan profile of transients, sojourners and settlers. Regarding Britain as the ... more
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