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Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim - £16.99
Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives--but not everyone regularly sees themselves in the pages of a book. In this time ... more
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Cosmocartography by Ciarán Hodgers - £9.99
Cosmocartography is the debut poetry collection from multi-awardwinning Irish poet Ciarán Hodgers. It investigates a wide range of personal experiences, challenges what it means to belong and documents the journeys we take to understand ourselves, t ... more
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The Flame by Leonard Cohen - £20.00
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
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Bess by Rose Thomas - £7.99
Bess, young, black and part of a new generation growing up in post-war Liverpool, faces age-old racism amidst new opportunities for work, and personal, social and sexual exploration.   Returning to Liverpool from her home in London, Bess ponde ... more
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Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak - £18.99
THE EPIC NEW NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BOOK THIEF "If The Book Thief was a novel that allowed Death to steal the show... [its] brilliantly illuminated follow-up is affirmatively full of life."(Guardian) "This is a tale of love, a ... more
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Born Lippy: How to Do Female by Jo Brand - £20.00
HOLD MY CHIPS, THE WOMEN ARE REVOLTING! A darkly funny guide to life as a woman from Britain's favourite comedian.  Sometimes it's hard to be a woman and sometimes it's time to be a hard woman... This is a book for all those times.  Once upon ... more
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Poems to Live Your Life By by Chris Riddell (illustrator) - £10.99
In Poems to Live Your Life By, Chris Riddell, political cartoonist for the Observer, has selected his very favourite classic and modern poems about life, death and everything in between.   This gorgeously illustrated collection includes forty-six ... more
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Eat Up! Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want by Ruby Tandoh - £8.99
TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Think about that first tickle of hunger in your stomach. A moment ago, you could have been thinking about anything, but now it's thickly buttered marmite toast, a frosty scoop of ice cream straight from the tu ... more
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Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch - £8.99
Where are you really from?   You’re British. Your parents are British. You were raised in Britain. Your partner, your children and most of your friends are British.   So why do people keep asking you where you are from?   Brit(ish) is abou ... more
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So They Call You Pisher! A Memoir by Michael Rosen - £9.99
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 born in ... more
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Rise Like Lions: Poetry for the Many by Compiled by Ben Okri - £9.99
An anthology of inspiring political poetry compiled by award-winning poet and novelist Ben Okri.   In Rise Like Lions, Booker Prize winning writer Ben Okri has compiled a collection of poems that celebrate the many voices of politics, from polemic ... more
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Brunt Boggart: A Tapestry of Tales by David Greygoose - £8.99
"A rich, primordial dreamtime... A wonderful excavation of the story traditions that our ancestors huddled around for warmth... highly recommended."(Alan Moore, author of Watchmen) "Utterly wonderful… in his bones, David Greygoose understands th ... more
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Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan - £19.99
A stunningly presented collection of twenty-five illustrated short stories exploring the relationship between humans and animals, from award-winning visual storyteller Shaun Tan.   Where can we live if not in each other's shadow? World-renowne ... more
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Feminists Don't Wear Pink (And Other Lies): Amazing Women on What the F-Word Means to Them by Scarlett Curtis (Editor) - £12.99
Curated by journalist and activist Scarlett Curtis, with incredible pieces by:  Emma Watson - Zoe Sugg - Keira Knightley - Gemma Arterton - Bridget Jones (by Helen Fielding) - Saoirse Ronan - Liv Little - Dolly Alderton - Karen Gillan - Alici ... more
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Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff - £20.00
A leading new exploration of the Windrush generation, featuring David Lammy and Lenny Henry.  Britain was known as the Mother Country: a home away from home; a place that you would be welcomed with open arms; a land where you were free to bui ... more
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The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad - £9.99
'Telling my story of first, surviving genocide and then, as a captive of ISIS is not easy, but people must know.'   The remarkable and courageous story of Nadia Murad, a twenty-three-year-old Yazidi woman who is working with Amal Clooney to chall ... more
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Can We All Be Feminists? by June Eric-Udorie (Editor) - £13.99
"The intersectional feminist anthology we all need to read" (Bustle), edited by a remarkable and inspiring nineteen-year-old activist who the BBC named one of 100 "inspirational and influential women" of 2016.   Why is it difficult for so many ... more
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The Secret Network of Nature: The Delicate Balance of All Living Things by Peter Wohlleben - £14.99
Did you know that trees can influence the rotation of the earth? Or that wolves can alter the course of a river? Or that earthworms control wild boar populations?  The natural world is a web of intricate connections, many of which go unnoticed ... more
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Taking the Arrow out of the Heart by Alice Walker - £8.99
Mindful poems about tolerance, justice and hope for the Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple.   Alice Walker, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning modern classic, The Color Purple, returns with a poetry collection th ... more
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Letters to Change the World: From Pankhurst to Orwell by Travis Elborough (Editor) - £14.99
"We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."(Martin Luther King) In an era where the liberties we often take for granted are under threat, Letters To Change th ... more
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Devotion: Why I Write by Patti Smith - £6.99
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 accomp ... more
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A Self Help Guide to Being In Love with Jeremy Corbyn by Jess Green - £9.99
When Jess Green joined the Labour Party at university she doubled the number of members who met weekly in the Liverpool Philharmonic pub. Since then she’s stuck by them through the downfall of Tony Blair, the disappointment of Gordon Brown and the ... more
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The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell - £8.99
Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A ... more
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First Time Ever: A Memoir by Peggy Seeger - £9.99
Born in New York City in 1935, Peggy Seeger enjoyed a childhood steeped in music and politics. Her father was the noted musicologist Charles Seeger; her mother, the modernist composer Ruth Crawford; and her brother Pete, the celebrated writer of prot ... more
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Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £9.99
A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman, combining his extraordinary words with deft and striking illustrations by Chris Riddell. Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art.   Be bold. Be rebellious. ... more
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The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker - £18.99
"A very good, very raw rendition of the Trojan war from the point of view of the women."(Kate Atkinson) There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent - till now.  Briseis was a queen until her city was destro ... more
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La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust, Volume One by Philip Pullman - £7.99
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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Women Photographers: From Julia Margaret Cameron to Cindy Sherman by Boris Friedewald - £17.99
Now available in an updated paperback edition and including new photographs, this thorough and accessible introduction to the greatest women photographers from the 19th century to today features the most important works of 55 artists, along with in-d ... more
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Bookshops by Jorge Carrión - £9.99
Why do bookshops matter? How do they filter our ideas and literature?   In this inventive and highly entertaining extended essay, Jorge Carrion takes his reader on a journey around the world, via its bookshops. His travels take him to Shakespeare ... more
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Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini, illustrated by Dan Williams - £12.99
My dear Marwan, I look at your profile in the glow of this moon, my boy, your eyelashes like calligraphy, closed in guileless sleep. And I say to you, 'Hold my hand. Nothing bad will happen.'   A deeply moving, gorgeously illustrated short wo ... more
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Lust For Life by Irving Stone - £8.99
Lust for Life is the classic fictional re-telling of the incredible life of Vincent Van Gogh.   “Vincent is not dead. He will never die. His love, his genius, the great beauty he has created will go on forever, enriching the world… He was ... more
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Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold by Stephen Fry - £8.99
The Greek Myths retold...   No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses.   In Stephen Fry's vivid retelling we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the ... more
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My Father's Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die by Kevin Toolis - £8.99
An intimate, lyrical memoir exploring the ancient rite of the Irish wake, and the Irish way of overcoming our fear of death - Being Mortal meets The Last Act of Love.  Death is a whisper in the Anglo-Saxon world. But on a remote island, off the c ... more
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Beautiful World, Where Are You? by Sinéad McCarthy (Editor) - £18.95
Published on the occasion of the tenth edition of Liverpool Biennial, this book reflects on the timely question: Beautiful world, where are you? It is derived from a 1788 poem by the German poet Friedrich von Schiller, later set to music by Austrian ... more
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A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by Helen Jukes - £14.99
A fascinating, insightful and inspiring account of a novice beekeeper's year of keeping honeybees, which will appeal to readers of H is For Hawk and The Outrun.  Entering her thirties, Helen Jukes feels trapped in an urban grind of office pol ... more
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Frida: The Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera - £12.99
Frida is the story of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary women, the painter Frida Kahlo. Born near Mexico City, she grew up during the turbulent days of the Mexican Revolution and, at eighteen, was the victim of an accident that left h ... more
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No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson by Jeff Sparrow - £9.99
Film star. Icon. Agitator. Martyr.   Paul Robeson was a brilliant student and champion athlete who abandoned a career in law to find worldwide fame as a performer and activist. He was undoubtedly the most famous African American of his time — be ... more
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Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain by Darren McGarvey - £8.99
Winner of the Orwell Prize 2018.  Darren McGarvey has experienced poverty and its devastating effects first-hand. He knows why people from deprived communities all around Britain feel angry and unheard. And he wants to explain... So he invite ... more
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How Saints Die by Carmen Marcus - £8.99
Ellie Fleck has a question for everything, except the one she cannot ask. Where have they taken her mother?   Ten years old and irrepressibly curious, Ellie lives with her fisherman father, Peter, on the wild North Yorkshire coast. It’s the ... more
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Check Up: Our NHS at 70 by Mark Thomas - £9.99
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS, award-winning comedian and activist Mark Thomas takes a look at our NHS, what state it’s in, where it’s going, and what we need to do to keep it. ... more
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The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell - £8.99
Modern fairy tales of magic, outsiders and lost souls from bestselling author and acclaimed book vlogger Jen Campbell.  'These days, you can find anything you need at the click of a button. That's why I bought her heart online.'  Spi ... more
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Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig - £12.99
The follow-up to the number one Sunday Times bestseller Reasons to Stay Alive.  The world is messing with our minds.  Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected, yet ... more
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Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo - £8.99
“If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking”   Shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Prize, this Nigerian debut is the heart-breaking tale of what wanting a child can do to a person, a mar ... more
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#NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line by David Hogg and Lauren Hogg - £7.99
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   From two survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting comes a declaration for our times, and an in-depth look at the making of the #NeverAgain movement.  On February 14, 2018, seventeen-year-old David Hogg and his ... more
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Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward - £8.99
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2017 A TIME MAGAZINE BEST NOVEL OF THE YEAR and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 OF 2017 Finalist for the Kirkus Prize Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal  An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope a ... more
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Ayiti by Roxane Gay - £12.99
From New York Times-bestselling powerhouse Roxane Gay, Ayiti is a powerful collection exploring the Haitian diaspora experience.   In Ayiti, a married couple seeking boat passage to America prepares to leave their homeland. A young woman procu ... more
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Leeds Postcards by Christine Hankinson & Craig Oldham - £12.00
For the past four decades, independent postcard press Leeds Postcards has been making oppositional, inspiring images; activism by design. The cards are not of Leeds; the name represents a defiant rejection of the hegemony of London. The images cover ... more
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Ten Poems of Kindness (Booklet) by Various poets, Selected and Introduced by Jackie Kay - £4.95
Kindness can be an underestimated virtue in our increasingly hectic and impersonal world. It is a word that we use most often in our conversations with young children when we tell them to be kind to a fellow creature or a new friend. These generous p ... 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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All the Fabulous Beasts by Priya Sharma - £11.99
The debut short story collection from acclaimed U.K. writer Priya Sharma, All the Fabulous Beasts collects 16 stunning and monstrous tales of love, rebirth, nature, and sexuality. A heady mix of myth and ontology, horror and the modern macabre. ... more
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