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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The State Is Out of Date: We Can Do It Better by Gregory Sams - £14.99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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Eerie Dearies: 26 Ways to Miss School by Rebecca Chaperon - £14.99
Astral projection, gremlin-attacks, and teleportation are just a few of the reasons for academic absence creatively illustrated in this book.   Eerie Dearies is an unusual book that offers a carefully crafted & alphabetized selection of twent ... more
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Command and Control by Eric Schlosser - £25.00
From famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, comes Command and Control - a ground-breaking account of the management of nuclear weapons.   A ground-breaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary he ... more
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Stuff I've Been Reading by Nick Hornby - £14.99
Stuff I've Been Reading by Nick Hornby - the bestselling novelist's rich, witty and inspiring reading diary.  'Read what you enjoy, not what bores you,' Nick Hornby tells us. And in this new collection of his columns from the Believer magazin ... more
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Mark Thomas Presents the People's Manifesto by Mark Thomas - £4.99
Mark Thomas has been touring the country for months, getting audiences to come up with policies aimed at sorting out the country’s political chaos and taking back the power for the people. Sick to death of bailing out bankers and subsidising MPs home ... more
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Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward - £16.99
"...And then we heard the rain falling, and that was the drops of blood falling; and when we came to get the crops, it was dead men that we reaped."(Harriet Tubman) In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five men in her life, to drugs, accidents, suicid ... more
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What Should We Tell Our Daughters? The Pleasures and Pressures of Growing Up Female by Melissa Benn - £8.99
A manifesto for modern womanhood - and a guide through the perils and pitfalls of parenting girls.   We have reached a tricky crossroads in modern women's lives and our collective daughters are bearing the brunt of some intolerable pressures. Alt ... more
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A Death in the Family: My Struggle, Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated by Don Bartlett - £8.99
A searingly honest, addictive and controversial read from the international sensation and bestseller, Karl Ove Knausgaard. "It's unbelievable. I just read 200 pages of it and I need the next volume like crack. It's completely blown my mind"(Zadie ... more
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Seduce by Desiree Reynolds - £8.99
In this remarkable debut novel, told in prose that is poetic, delicate, vulgar and slyly funny, Desiree Reynolds has powerful things to say about race, class and the struggle between men and women.   Desiree Reynolds is an important new Black ... more
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The Enemy Within: The Secret War Against the Miners by Seumas Milne - £12.99
Margaret Thatcher branded the leaders of the 1984–85 miners' strike "the enemy within."   In this classic account, Seumas Milne reveals the astonishing lengths to which her government and its intelligence machine were prepared to go to destro ... more
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A Love Letter from a Stray Moon by Jay Griffiths, with a Foreword by John Berger - £12.00
"A wonderful book. It’s like a dress that Kahlo invented for herself."(John Berger) "A stunning allegory about love, art and revolution. She makes every word, every scene, in this passionate narrative count. It’s brilliant work."(Barry Lopez) F ... more
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Letters to My Grandchildren: Thoughts on the Future by Tony Benn - £8.99
"As a diarist I have chronicled the time through which I have lived in meticulous detail: but all that is history. What matters now is the future for those who will live through it.  The past is the past but there may be lessons to be learned whic ... more
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Ms Cupcake: The Naughtiest Vegan Cakes in Town by Mellissa Morgan - £16.99
Scrumptious cake everyone can eat! Decadent and delicious dairy-free, vegan baking for everyone.  ‘I believe that, regardless of what we can or can’t eat, we all deserve a delicious, decadent treat every now and then. Let me show you how to bak ... 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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Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou - £8.99
For the first time, Maya Angelou - one of America's most celebrated memoirists and poets - shares the deepest personal story of her life: the story of her relationship with her mother.  'In the first decade of the twentieth century, it was no ... more
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The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh - £12.99
Sun. Desire. Obsession. An explosive, intelligent novel from the prize-winning author of Brass.  Each summer, Jenn and her husband Greg return to Deia, on Mallorca's dramatic west coast. This year the arrival of Emma, Jenn's stepdaughter, and her ... more
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Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me by Ellen Forney - £12.99
A humorous, insightful and occasionally outrageous graphic memoir of an artist suffering from (but enjoying) bipolar disorder. Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Suffering from (but enjoying) extreme ma ... more
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A Fort of Nine Towers by Qais Akbar Omar - £8.99
With all the emotional power of The Kite Runner, this is the very first true life account of growing up in Afghanistan, by a writer who still lives in Kabul.  Qais Akbar Omar’s young life coincided with one of the most convulsive decades in Afghan h ... more
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The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth - £7.99
Once upon a time there were six sisters. The pretty one, the musical one, the clever one, the helpful one, the young one . . . And then there was the Wild one.  Dortchen Wild has loved Wilhelm Grimm since she was a young girl. Under the forbidding sh ... more
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Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss - £8.99
The No.1 New York Times Bestseller   In China, for the first time, the people who weigh too much now outnumber those who weigh too little. In Mexico, the obesity rate has tripled in the past three decades. In the UK over 60 per cent of adults ... more
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - £8.99
From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a powerful story of love, race and identity.   As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if t ... more
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Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery - £12.99
Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating – as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. We are reachi ... more
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If I Were a Book by José Jorge Letria, illustrated by André Letria - £8.99
This sweet celebration of the magic and wonder of books will delight readers of all ages through André Letria’s whimsical illustrations of a book as a kite, a tent, a ship, and more are paired with José Jorge Letria’s thoughtful musings on the joys o ... more
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When Fraser Met Billy by Louise Booth - £14.99
Billy the cat was rescued from an abandoned house. Fraser was a two-year-old autistic child with a multitude of problems when he first met Billy at the cat protection shelter. Billy purred, laid his paws across Fraser and they have been inseparable e ... more
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Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir by Nicole Georges - £14.99
In a charming graphic memoir that Alison Bechdel calls "riveting," "disarming," and "haunting," a psychic reading spurs Portland 'zinester Nicole Georges to uncover an old secret about her father and the family story she never knew.   When Nic ... more
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The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness - £8.99
Wise, romantic, magical and funny, The Crane Wife is a celebration of the disruptive and redemptive power of love.   One night, George Duncan is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth, shot throu ... more
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Austerity: The Great Failure by Florian Schui - £16.99
Austerity is at the center of political debates today. Its defenders praise it as a panacea that will prepare the ground for future growth and stability. Critics insist it will precipitate a vicious cycle of economic decline, possibly leading to poli ... more
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Who is Who? The Philosophy of Doctor Who by Kevin S. Decker - £15.99
When you have been wandering the cosmos from one end of eternity to another for nearly a thousand years, what's your philosophy of life, the universe, and everything? Doctor Who is 50 years' old in 2013. Through its long life on television and beyond ... more
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White Beech: The Rainforest Years by Germaine Greer - £25.00
For years I had wandered Australia with an aching heart. Everywhere I had ever travelled across the vast expanse of the fabulous country where I was born I had seen devastation, denuded hills, eroded slopes, weeds from all over the world, feral anima ... more
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Kicking the Kremlin: Russia's New Dissidents and the Battle to Topple Putin by Marc Bennetts - £11.99
An astonishing journey through Russia’s new protest movement.   As 2011 came to a close, in what was a watershed moment, 100,000 took to Moscow’s freezing streets to protest the election victory of United Russia – Vladimir Putin’s party – amid ... 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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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson - £7.99
WINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD  What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right?  During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath.   ... more
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Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding - £12.99
Edward Snowden, a young computer genius working for America's National Security Agency, blew the whistle on the way this powerful organisation uses new technology to spy on the entire planet. The spies call it "mastering the internet". This title tel ... more
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - £7.99
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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The Verso Book of Dissent: From Spartacus to the Shoe-Thrower of Baghdad by Various authors, preface by Tariq Ali - £12.99
A sparkling anthology of revolt and resistance to orthodoxy and repression.  Across the ages and in every continent, people have struggled against those in power and raised their voices in protest — and this unrivalled compendium brings m ... more
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Harvest by Jim Crace - £7.99
As late summer steals in and the final pearls of barley are gleaned, a village comes under threat.  A trio of outsiders – two men and a dangerously magnetic woman – arrives on the woodland borders triggering a series of events that will see Walt ... more
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The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer - £7.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2013  ‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And ... more
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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain - £8.99
Our lives are driven by a fact that most of us can't name and don't understand. It defines who our friends and lovers are, which careers we choose, and whether we blush when we're embarrassed.   That fact is whether we're an introvert or an ex ... more
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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce - £7.99
When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other.   He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof or ... more
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Desert Flower by Waris Dirie - £7.99
"Born a Somalian nomad, by the time she made it as a top model, she'd survived genital mutilation and a face-off with a tiger... She's now a UN special Ambassador. Take a cue from Waris's charm and courage."(Company)"A story that traverses continents ... more
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Map of Days by Robert Hunter - £12.99
Richard can’t stop thinking about the clock. He lies in bed each night listening to its tick-tocking, to the pendulum’s heavy swing. Why does his grand-dad open its old doors in secret and walk into the darkness beyond?   One night, too inquisitive ... more
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Line of Fire: Diary of an Unknown Soldier by Barroux (illustrator), translated by Sarah Ardizzone - £10.99
A remarkable find in a rubbish heap... "We need the voice of a witness to tell the adulterated truth. We have it in this remarkable book."(Michael Morpurgo) One winter's morning, Barroux was walking down a street in Paris when he made an incred ... more
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The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg - £7.99
The International Bestselling Sensation  The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is an incredibly quirky, humorous and warm-hearted story about growing old disgracefully - and breaking all the rules along the way!  79-year-old Martha ... more
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The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez - £7.99
The internationally bestselling novel about a little cafe in Kabul, and the five extraordinary women who meet there - as if Maeve Binchy had written The Kite Runner.   In a little coffee shop in one of the most dangerous places on earth, f ... more
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