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Recommended Non-Fiction titles for Yuletide 2023!

The best of 2023 - over a hundred of our top non-fiction recommendations!

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Fortress London: Why We Need to Save the Country from its Capital - by Sam Bright - £9.99
A vividly written and timely polemic tackling the burning injustices shaping British society today.  ‘Intelligently written and powerfully argued.’ Paul Mason  ‘Witty, scathing, and entertaining.’ Danny Dorling  Journa ... more

Underneath The Archers: Nature's Secret Agent on Britain's Longest-Running Drama - by Graham Harvey - £18.99
'As hilarious, charming, eccentric, informative, addictive and delightful as the show itself' STEPHEN FRY   Much-loved radio drama The Archers has been at the heart of British life for over seventy years, and the momentous events and changes o ... more

B-side: A Flipsided History of Pop - by Andy Cowan - £17.99
A quickfire A-Z of 500+ flips, B-Side shows the format’s covert role in revolutionising pop. By Andy Cowan. Cover and spot illustrations by Kid Acne.  Pop music would be a different beast without the B-Side. Music history is riven with ... more

A Day in the Life of Abed Salama: A Palestine Story - by Nathan Thrall - £25.00
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION  'A deeply immersive portrait of daily life in Israel and the West Bank' The Best Books to Understand the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Financial Times   'Brims over with just th ... more

The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds (10th Anniversary Edition) - by John Higgs - £23.00
'The best non-fiction book I've ever read. It's magical. Stunning' Dan Schreiber, No Such Thing As a Fish 'A pop biography for people who don't read pop biographies' Dorian Lynskey, Guardian 'Brilliant, discursive and wise' Ben Goldacre 'Utt ... more

Radical Chains: Why Class Matters - by Chris Nineham - £14.99
At a time of almost unimaginable inequality, the mainstream still tries to ignore class. Radical Chains: Why Class Matters argues that denial of class is no coincidence but in fact central to the system’s survival.   Exploring largely ignor ... more

Ravenous: How to Get Ourselves and Our Planet into Shape - by Henry Dimbleby with Jemima Lewis - £16.99
The food system no longer serves us: it's killing us. Here's why we should be hungry for change.  'Brilliant - a must read' Tim Spector  'Ravenous is a revelation: a fast-paced, entertaining and often jaw-dropping guide to the modern ... more

I Want to Die But I Want to Eat Tteokbokki: Conversations with My Psychiatrist - by Baek Sehee, translated by Anton Hur - £9.99
THE PHENOMENAL KOREAN BESTSELLER, OVER 100,000 COPIES SOLD IN HARDBACK   TRANSLATED BY INTERNATIONAL BOOKER SHORTLISTEE ANTON HUR   'Will strike a chord with anyone who feels that their public life is at odds with how they really feel inside.' ... more

Ways of Being: Animals, Plants, Machines: The Search for a Planetary Intelligence - by James Bridle - £12.99
'Heady, exhilarating, often astonishing' New York Times   'Iridescently original, deeply disorientating and yet somehow radically hopeful ... worth reading and rereading' Brian Eno   'Be prepared to re-evaluate your relationship with the amazin ... more

The Feminist Killjoy Handbook - by Sara Ahmed - £20.00
'Not only a dazzling analysis of the workings of sexism, but a balm for the soul. It will teach you how to survive and how to transform the world' ~ Hannah Dawson  We have to keep saying it because they keep doing it.  Do colleagues ... more

Nature Tales for Winter Nights - by Nancy Campbell (Editor) - £16.99
From the author of Fifty Words for Snow comes a treasure trove of nature tales from storytellers across the globe, bringing a little magic and wonder to every winter night.  As the evenings draw in – a time of reckoning, rest and restoratio ... more

Magpies & Red Skies: The Enchanting Origins of 100 Superstitions - by Willow Winsham - £14.99
Find a penny, pick it up All day long you'll have good luck   Whether hopping over cracks, saluting magpies or knocking on wood, we all seek good fortune through performing curious rituals. But is there ancient wisdom behind the folklore of s ... more

Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism - by Yanis Varoufakis - £22.00
Capitalism is dead. The #1 bestselling economist shows how the owners of big tech have become the world's feudal overlords.  ‘What an amazing piece of work this is. Everyone should read it. 100 out of 100’ IRVINE WELSH  In his boldest and ... more

Dispatches from the Diaspora: From Nelson Mandela to Black Lives Matter - by Gary Younge - £14.99
BY THE WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR JOURNALISM 2023  A powerful collection of journalism on race, racism and Black life and death from one of the nation’s leading political voices.  ‘An outstanding journalist and chronicler.’ ... more

The Last Colony: A Tale of Exile, Justice and Britain's Colonial Legacy - by Philippe QC Sands - £9.99
FROM THE WINNER OF THE BAILIE GIFFORD PRIZE  THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  ‘Should be read by anyone who cares about justice, humanity and human rights’ Elif Shafak ‘An essential account’ Sunday Times ‘Powerful and persuasi ... more

Mala's Cat - by Mala Kacenberg - £10.99
The remarkable true story of friendship, resilience and survival against the odds.  'A remarkable tale of survival' Jeremy Dronfield, bestselling author of The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz   'It's an account of astounding ... more

Depraved New World: Please Hold, the Government Will Be With You Shortly - by John Crace - £16.99
AS FEATURED IN WATERSTONES BEST BOOKS OF 2023  From bestselling author and beloved Guardian columnist John Crace comes a blisteringly hilarious tour through the whirlwind of post-Brexit Britain, from the ousting of Boris to the dawn of a new era. ... more

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves - by Glory Edim - £9.99
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 reflected on the pages of a book. ... more

Everything to Play For: The QI Book of Sports - by James Harkin and Anna Ptaszynski - £14.99
The most improbable, fascinating and endlessly entertaining sporting facts and stories, from prehistory to the present day.   Hop, skip and jump into this wonderfully curious grand tour of the world of sports, brought to you by QI Elves Ja ... more

We Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I: A Palestinian Memoir - by Raja Shehadeh - £10.99
A subtle psychological portrait of the author's relationship with his father during the twentieth-century battle for Palestinian human rights.   A FINALIST FOR THE US NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2023 FOR NONFICTION   'Profoundly personal as wel ... more

George Harrison: The Reluctant Beatle - by Philip Norman - £25.00
From the author of the million-copy selling Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation and the bestselling John Lennon: The Life comes a revealing portrait of George Harrison, the most undervalued and mysterious Beatle.   Despite being hailed as ... more

Pastor Daniels Ekarte And The African Churches Mission: Liverpool 1931-1964 - by Marika Sherwood - £11.99
A young man arrived in Liverpool from Nigeria around 1915, expecting to find the streets paved with gold. The Dingle area of Toxteth he settled in was instead depressed, poor, racist, and to his mind, ungodly. In 1931, he founded the African Churches ... more

The Twelve Quizzes of Christmas - by Frank Paul - £10.99
Legendary quizmaster Frank Paul invites us into our favourite Christmas stories – with a twist.  Try to outwit a cold-blooded child genius in his empty home, save Christmas from the vengeful monster Grod, and enjoy the cheesy romance of Love Fa ... more

Sarn Helen: A Journey Through Wales, Past, Present and Future - by Tom Bullough, illustrated by Jackie Morris - £16.99
Sarn Helen – Helen’s Causeway – is the old Roman Road that runs from the south of Wales to the north. As Tom walks the route, sometimes alone, sometimes in company, he describes the changing landscape around him and explores the political, cult ... more

Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe - by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson - £10.99
You’ve got questions: about space, time, gravity, and the odds of meeting your older self inside a wormhole. All the answers you need are right here.   As a species, we may not agree on much, but one thing brings us all together: a need to k ... more

Alan Partridge: Big Beacon - by Alan Partridge - £25.00
'With a genuine belly laugh to be found on almost every page, it only cements Partridge's status as the world's greatest comedy character' EMPIRE 'Partridge... has become the man our time deserves. Aha!' THE TIMES 'This is a deeply silly book. It's ... more

Gay Life Stories - by Robert Aldrich - £12.99
A fascinating portrait of gay men and women throughout time whose lives have influenced society at large, as well as what we recognize as today’s varied gay culture.  This book gives a voice to more than eighty people from every major conti ... more

Queer Ukraine: An Anthology of LGBTQI+ Ukrainian Voices During Wartime - by Edited & translated by the DVIJKA collective - £7.99
Against the backdrop of brutal invasion, it is much easier for right-wing figures to target marginalised groups, and during wartime the queer community is exceedingly vulnerable to persecution, scapegoating and censorship. Being visibly queer in Ukra ... more

A Nation of Shopkeepers: The Unstoppable Rise of the Petty Bourgeoisie - by Dan Evans - £12.99
The petty bourgeoisie — the insecure class between the working class and the bourgeoisie — is hugely significant within global politics. Yet it remains something of a mystery.  Initially identified as a powerful political force by theoris ... more

Remember to Dream! 100 Artists, 100 Notes - by Hans Ulrich Obrist - £14.95
Hans Ulrich Obrist, the Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries in London, brings his curating expertise to the Instagram feeds of 380,000 followers, in an endeavour to revive the art of handwriting from within an ever-advancing digital age. Th ... more

Live, Laugh, Lesbian: Navigating Life as a Lesbian in the 21st Century - by Helen Scott - £12.99
"Sometimes, it's easy to feel like the only lesbian in the world - let alone in the village. But wherever you are with your sexuality, you've just picked up a book with the word 'lesbian' in the title and I know baby you would be so proud."  Fr ... more

Metaphysical Animals: How Four Women Brought Philosophy Back to Life - by Clare Mac Cumhaill and Rachael Wiseman - £10.99
WINNER OF THE HWA NON-FICTION CROWN AN IRISH TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK  Elizabeth Anscombe: defiantly brilliant, chain-smoking, trouser-wearing Catholic and (eventual) mother of seven.  Phili ... more

Bi: The Hidden Culture, History and Science of Bisexuality - by Dr Julia Shaw - £10.99
A provocative and eye-opening book on the science and history of bisexuality, from the internationally bestselling author and co-host of BBC podcast Bad People.  Significant strides have been made in recent years in the movement for LGBTQ+ rights ... more

An Autobiography - by Angela Y. Davis - £10.99
A powerful and commanding account of the life of trailblazing political activist Angela Davis.  Edited by Toni Morrison and first published in 1974, An Autobiography is a classic of the Black Liberation era which resonates just as powerfully toda ... more

The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book: Legends and Landmarks - by Ordnance Survey - £16.99
Come on a puzzle adventure and meet iconic figures from British history.   The bestselling series returns with over 300 new puzzles to test the whole family, including 40 maps from the Ordnance Survey’s illustrious archive.   Track do ... more

Black Ghost of Empire: The Long Death of Slavery and the Failure of Emancipation - by Kris Manjapra - £10.99
A revelatory historical indictment of the long afterlife of slavery in the Atlantic world.  To fully understand why the shadow of slavery haunts us today, we must confront the flawed way that it ended. We celebrate abolition - in Haiti after ... more

Oh Miriam! Stories from an Extraordinary Life - by Miriam Margolyes - £25.00
'Oh Miriam! risks the curse of the sequel, and pulls it off... A force of nature, a tour de farce. Bold, brave and bright, but also revealing, shocking and touching. Miriam is an icon, a cocksucker - and the star of her show' ROBERT McCRUM, Independe ... more

How Did We Get into This Mess? Politics, Equality, Nature - by George Monbiot - £9.99
George Monbiot is one of the most vocal, and eloquent, critics of the current consensus. How Did We Get into this Mess?, based on his powerful journalism, assesses the state we are now in: the devastation of the natural world, the crisis of inequalit ... more

At My Mother's Knee...and Other Low Joints - by Paul O'Grady - £10.99
Paul O'Grady is one of Britain's very best loved entertainers. He is known and adored by millions, whether as the creator of the acid-tongued Blonde Bombsite, Lily Savage, or the presenter of the fantastically successful, award-winning Paul O'Grady S ... more

Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes: The Official Biography - by Rob Wilkins - £10.99
WINNER OF THE 2023 LOCUS AWARD FOR NON-FICTION WINNER OF THE BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR BEST NON-FICTION   'Always readable, illuminating and honest. It made me miss the real Terry.' - Neil Gaiman   'Sometimes joyful ... more

Woman, Captain, Rebel: The Extraordinary True Story of a Daring Icelandic Sea Captain - by Margaret Willson - £12.99
A daring and magnificent historical narrative nonfiction account of Iceland's most famous female sea captain who constantly fought for women's rights and equality-and who also solved one of the country's most notorious robberies.   Every day ... more

In Search of Mary Seacole: The Making of a Cultural Icon - by Helen Rappaport - £10.99
'An astonishingly rich story... wonderfully informative' The Times 'Rappaport does a terrific job of bringing respectful rigour to her account of Seacole's extraordinary life' Daily Mail  In Search of Mary Seacole is a superb and revealing bio ... more

Remainders of the Day: More Diaries from The Bookshop, Wigtown - by Shaun Bythell - £10.99
Bookseller and bestselling author Shaun Bythell is back, and he has some thoughts about that Kindle you bought over lockdown.  The Bookshop in Wigtown is a bookworm's idyll - with thousands of books across nearly a mile of shelves, a real log ... more

Birds and Us: A 12,000 Year History, from Cave Art to Conservation - by Tim Birkhead - £12.99
In Birds and Us, award-winning writer and ornithologist Tim Birkhead takes us on an epic and dazzling journey through this mutual history with birds, from the ibises mummified and deified by Ancient Egyptians to Renaissance experiments on woodpecker ... more

Witchcraft: A History in Thirteen Trials - by Marion Gibson - £20.00
Witchfinder General, Salem, Malleus Maleficarum. The world of witch-hunts and witch trials sounds archaic and fanciful, these terms relics of an unenlightened, brutal age. However, we often hear ‘witch-hunt’ in today’s media, and the misogyny t ... more

We Are Still Here: Afghan Women on Courage, Freedom and the Fight to be Heard - by Nahid Shahalimi (Editor) with a Foreword by Margaret Atwood - £16.99
A collection of first-hand accounts from courageous Afghan women who refuse to be silenced in the face of the Taliban, to be published for the first anniversary of the US leaving Afghanistan.  After decades of significant progress, the prospects ... more

The Fascist Groove Thing: A History of Thatcher's Britain in 21 Mixtapes - by Hugh Hodges - £21.99
This is the late 1970s and ’80s as explained through the urgent and still-relevant songs of the Clash, the Specials, the Au Pairs, the Style Council, the Pet Shop Boys, and nearly four hundred other bands and solo artists.  Each chapter presen ... more

The Black British Quiz Book - by Prtyhere - £12.99
Dive into this fun and entertaining quiz book from the UK’s biggest Black British pub quiz!  Get your thinking caps on because it’s time to test your knowledge on all things Black and British, with rounds on everything from music, sport, ... more

Fuck the Tories: An Activity Book - by #fuckthetories crew - £12.99
The perfect purchase for lefty-liberal wokey-snowflakes (or whatever the D**ly M**l is calling us nowadays), Fuck the Tories: An Activity Book is a part-fun, part-painful book of quizzes, word searches, crosswords and more centred around the Tories ... more

Always Red - by Len McCluskey - £12.00
Len McCluskey is the standout trade unionist of his era. Head of the giant Unite union for more than a decade, he is a unique and powerful figure on the political stage.  In this major autobiography, McCluskey throws back the curtains on life ... more

Rambling Man: My Life on the Road - by Billy Connolly - £25.00
THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING HILARIOUS NEW BOOK FROM THE NATION’S FAVOURITE COMEDIAN, BILLY CONNOLLY   Being a Rambling Man was what I always wanted to be, to live the way I damn well pleased. I’ve met the weirdest and most wonderful people who ... more

Yemen In Crisis: Devastating Conflict, Fragile Hope - by Helen Lackner - £12.99
Yemen is in the grip of its most severe crisis in years. Fuelled by Arab and Western intervention, the civil war has quickly escalated, resulting in thousands killed and millions close to starvation. Suffering from a collapsed economy, the people of ... more

Private Eye Annual 2023 - by Ian Hislop (Editor) - £12.99
Both a seasonal institution and a perennial Christmas bestseller.   The year's best cartoons, jokes, parodies and topical sketches from the UK's most successful satirical news and current affairs magazine.  Illustrated throughout with car ... more

Wild Fell: Fighting for Nature on a Lake District Hill Farm - by Lee Schofield - £10.99
'I found myself turning the pages with an inward leap of joy' - Isabella Tree  *Shortlisted for the James Cropper Wainwright Prize for Conservation* *Shortlisted for the Richard Jefferies Award for Nature Writing*   'Exquisite' GUARDI ... more

Our Stories: 75 Years of the NHS from the People Who Built It, Lived It and Love It - by Stephanie Snow (Editor) - £16.99
FOREWORD BY ADAM KAY, AUTHOR OF THIS IS GOING TO HURT   Portion of proceeds go to NHS Charities Together.   A beautiful and heart-warming collection of stories, this landmark publication tells, for the first time ever, the rich history of the ... more

My Fourth Time, We Drowned: Seeking Refuge on the World's Deadliest Migration Route - by Sally Hayden - £10.99
WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE 2022 WINNER OF THE MICHEL DÉON PRIZE 2022  ‘The most important work of contemporary reporting I have ever read’ SALLY ROONEY  The Western world has turned its back on refugees, fuelling one of the most devasta ... more

The God Desire - by David Baddiel - £9.99
From the bestselling author of Jews Don’t Count  ‘ A hugely heartfelt, funny, kind, fascinating, human and clever book ’ ALAIN DE BOTTON  ‘ Magnificent. Breathtaking. And shockingly rare... another one-sitting wonder’ STEPHEN ... more

Love and Let Die: Bond, the Beatles and the British Psyche - by John Higgs - £10.99
‘Smart, analytical and enormously good fun’ Stuart Maconie, Mail on Sunday ‘Ingenious...conjures a whole cultural history of the past six decades’ The Spectator ‘Strikingly insightful... page after page of glorious anecdotes’ The i News ... more

Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World - by Naomi Klein - £25.00
*THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*  ‘If I had to name a single book that makes sense of these last few dark years, it would be this one’ New York Times  ‘A deeply compelling read... urgent and necessary’ Evening Standard   Nao ... more

A Trans Man Walks Into a Gay Bar: A Journey of Self (and Sexual) Discovery - by Harry Nicholas - £12.99
'On the bookshelves, there was plenty of stuff on being gay, and much needed, joyous accounts of what it is to be trans, but nothing really that encapsulates what is it to be both - to exist in the hazy terrain between.'   After his relationsh ... more

Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia - by David Graeber - £18.99
'A characteristically radical re-reading of history that places the social and political experiments of pirates at the heart of the European Enlightenment. A brilliant companion volume to the best-selling Dawn of Everything' ~ Amitav Ghosh  The E ... more

Why Women Grow: Stories of Soil, Sisterhood and Survival - by Alice Vincent - £16.99
A stunning meditation on why women are drawn to the soil, featuring contributions from Ali Smith, Hazel Gardiner and Cosey Fanni Tutti.   THE TIMES / WATERSTONES TOP 10 BESTSELLER AN INDEPENDENT BEST BOOK TO READ IN 2023 A STYLIST NONFICTION ... more

Beryl: In Search of Britain's Greatest Athlete - by Jeremy Wilson - £10.99
The remarkable life of champion Beryl Burton, one of the greatest cyclists of all time.  Winner for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2022  WINNER OF THE TIMES SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2022  A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST SPORTS BOOK ... more

Have I Got News For You: The Quiz of 2023 - by Have I Got News For You - £16.99
The ideal gift to give this Christmas (to someone else or to yourself), this book contains all the fun of being on ‘Have I Got News for You’ without the fear of Ian Hislop pressing you on shady business dealings from 2008.   Whether it w ... more

Woodland Wardens: A 52-Card Oracle Deck & Guidebook - by Jessica Roux - £14.99
From the author of Floriography comes a gorgeously illustrated oracle deck and guidebook inspired by the magic of woodland flora and fauna.   Drawing on mythology, folklore, and literature, each card in the Woodland Wardens deck features an animal ... more

RHS Puzzles & Brain Teasers for Gardeners - by Simon Akeroyd and Dr Gareth Moore - £16.99
RHS Puzzles & Brain Teasers for Gardeners is a beautifully illustrated collection of 100 quizzes and puzzles to test the horticultural and botanical knowledge of gardeners and plant lovers everywhere.   Testing everything from your knowledge ... more

The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2024 - by Lia Leendertz - £12.99
THE ORIGINAL & BESTSELLING ALMANAC  Reconnect with the seasons in Britain and Ireland with this month-by-month guide to the world around us – including tide tables, sunrises and moon phases; garden feasts, wildlife and folklore; seasonal reci ... more

Hagitude: Reimagining the Second Half of Life - by Sharon Blackie - £10.99
A radical rewriting of the future for all women approaching their mid and elder years.  ‘There can be a perverse pleasure, as well as a sense of rightness and beauty, in insisting on flowering just when the world expects you to become quiet and ... more

Decolonising My Body: A Radical Exploration of Rituals and Beauty - by Afua Hirsch - £20.00
A 2023 POLITICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR (WATERSTONES)  'GROUND-BREAKING' Bernardine Evaristo | 'UNIVERSAL AND TIMELY' Elif Shafak | 'IMPORTANT' Sathnam Sanghera | 'QUIETLY RADICAL' Evening Standard | 'INTIMATE' Guardian  What can ancestral ... more

Tenants: The People on the Frontline of Britain's Housing Emergency - by Vicky Spratt - £10.99
The urgent story of this country's biggest crisis, told through the lives of those it most affects.  'Fascinating ... Tenants should be compulsory reading for every politician' - PANDORA SYKES  'Excellent' - NOVARA MEDIA  'Important heart ... more

GHOSTS: The Button House Archives (The Official Companion to the Hit TV Series) - by Various authors - £20.00
By Mat Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard, and Ben Willbond.  The comic companion to the BBC sitcom GHOSTS, perfect for all the family.   Everybody leaves a trace. The ghosts of Button House may h ... more

One State: The Only Democratic Future for Palestine-Israel - by Ghada Karmi - £14.99
A radical case for a one-state solution from the renowned Palestinian writer and Nakba survivor.  'An intelligent, sensitive writer' - Financial Times  Palestine has been under attack for three quarters of a century. The 'peace proces ... more

Let This Radicalize You: The Revolution of Rescue and Reciprocal Care - by Kelly Hayes and Mariame Kaba - £14.99
What fuels and sustains activism and organizing when it feels like our worlds are collapsing? Let This Radicalize You is a practical and imaginative resource for activists and organizers building power in an era of destabilization and catastrophe. & ... more

The Social One: Why Jurgen Klopp was a Perfect Fit for Liverpool - by Marios Mantzos - £12.99
The Social One sets out why Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool Football Club are a match made in heaven. In 2015, a romantic German who had once dreamed of becoming a doctor found a pulse in the city of Liverpool and set about leading an intubated club back ... more

Meow: A Book of Happiness for Cat Lovers - by Anouska Jones - £8.99
No cat lover can imagine life without a feline presence. Meow: A Book of Happiness for Cat Lovers is a compendium of delightful quotes that capture the essence of this fascination. Some are by famous people (Mark Twain, Jean Cocteau, Ernest Hemingway ... more

The Lost Rainforests of Britain - by Guy Shrubsole - £10.99
WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR CONSERVATION 2023  The Sunday Times Science Book of the Year  As seen on Countryfile  ‘If anyone was born to save Britain’s rainforests, it was Guy Shrubsole’ Sunday Times  Shor ... more

Unearthed: On Race and Roots, and How the Soil Taught Me I Belong - by Claire Ratinon - £10.99
'A beautiful book about nature... I recommend it' Afua Hirsch   A beautiful work of nature-writing, memoir and storytelling that will change the way we think about the natural world. Unearthed is the story of how, after years of a troubled rel ... more

The Calvin and Hobbes Portable Compendium: Set 1 - by Bill Watterson - £14.99
The first set of books collecting Bill Watterson's timeless Calvin and Hobbes comics in a compact, portable format designed to introduce the timeless adventures of a boy and his stuffed tiger to a new generation of readers. Featuring nearly 500 comic ... more

RSPB Garden Birdwatcher's Puzzle Book - by Dominic Couzens - £16.99
Put your birdwatching expertise to the test and learn more about the birds in your garden with this new puzzle book from the RSPB!  Do you know what the smallest bird in your garden is? And whose birdsong sounds like ‘tea-cher, tea-cher, tea-ch ... more

Murdle: Solve 100 Devilishly Devious Murder Mystery Logic Puzzles - by G.T Karber - £14.99
One hundred murder mystery puzzles to solve for armchair detectives and game lovers.  ***THE NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER!***  'THE PUZZLE SENSATION OF THE YEAR!' - JANICE HALLETT, bestselling author of THE TWYFORD CODE 'I'M COMP ... more

No One Round Here Reads Tolstoy: Memoirs of a Working-Class Reader - by Mark Hodkinson - £10.99
This love letter to reading is a philosophical take on why we read and collect books, told through a working-class lens.  Mark Hodkinson grew up among the terrace houses of Rochdale in a house with just one book. His dad kept it on top of a wardr ... more

Time Come: Selected Prose - by Linton Kwesi Johnson - £20.00
'Key to understanding black British history' - Sunday Times 'Sharp and still relevant' - Zadie Smith 'A mosaic of wise, urgent and moving pieces' - Kit de Waal   Recognized as one of the great poets of modern times, and as a deeply respect ... more

Faith, Hope and Carnage - by Nick Cave and Seán O’Hagan - £10.99
A meditation on faith, art, music, grief and much more - from cultural icon and bestselling author Nick Cave.  A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  Faith, Hope and Carnage is a book about Nick Cave’s inner life.  Created from more than forty hour ... more

Nomad Century: How to Survive the Climate Upheaval - by Gaia Vince - £10.99
Highly Commended for the Wainwright Prize 2023, and shortlisted for the Zócalo Book Prize and the Christopher Moore Prize For Human Rights Writing   'Gaia Vince's new book should be read not just by every politician, but by every person on th ... more

White Holes: Inside the Horizon - by Carlo Rovelli - £14.99
CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE FINANCIAL TIMES * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH * NEW STATESMAN * NEW SCIENTIST   'A miniature masterpiece by one of the most entertaining scientists on the planet' Evening Standard   ‘Everyone’s talking about Whi ... more

The Pocket Guide to the Patriarchy - by Maya Oppenheim - £12.99
‘This is a vital book. Hand this out in schools, in the workplace, everywhere. It’s also beautifully written.’ Olivia Colman  ‘Brilliant. Patriarchy 101’ Amnesty UK  ‘Immersive and accessible’ Dazed  The essential guide for ... more

Seven Cats I Have Loved - by Anat Levit, translated by Yardeene Greenspan - £8.99
Anat Levit never considered herself a cat lover, but when her life was thrown into upheaval, she found herself adopting one cat at the suggestion of her daughters, and then six more in quick succession. She recounts how each cat came into her life, ... more

The Edge of Cymru - by Julie Brominicks - £12.99
“Bursts with beautiful, descriptive prose...” – Countryfile Magazine   The Edge of Cymru is the story of Julie Brominicks’ walk around Wales in the course of a year. As an educator she knew a lot about the country’s natural resources. Bu ... more

In Defence of Witches: Why Women Are Still on Trial - by Mona Chollet - £9.99
"What remains of the witch hunts? A stubborn misogyny, which still tints the way our societies look at single women, childless women, aging women, or quite simply, free women... Today more than ever, witches tell us about our world and lead the way." ... more

The Social Distance Between Us: How Remote Politics Wrecked Britain - by Darren McGarvey - £10.99
*A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK* *SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION* *LONGLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE*  'An Orwell for today's poor' - The Times 'The standout, authentic voice of a generation' Herald 'McGarvey is ... more

Don't Stop the Music: A Year of Pop History, One Day at a Time - by Justin Lewis - £16.99
‘A brilliant musical almanac, compiled by an engaging writer whose musical knowledge is not just detailed but wide-ranging and generous.’ Jonathan Coe   With entries for every day of the year, ranging from mini-essays to pithy and engaging ... more

The Art of Liverpool FC - by Liverpool FC - £20.00
ART AS BIG AS LIVERPOOL...  The modern era has brought an explosion of spectacular street-art celebrating all things Liverpool FC – from current stars to club legends and much-loved campaigners – while for years Anfield’s Spion Kop has ... more

Windrush: 75 Years of Modern Britain - by Mike Phillips and Trevor Phillips - £12.99
The oral history of Britain’s first West Indian immigrants and their descendants.  In 1948 the former troop ship Windrush made the 30-day journey across the Atlantic from Jamaica. The arrival of its 500 passengers, the first generation of C ... more

The Art of Darkness: The History of Goth - by John Robb - £14.99
This is the first comprehensive history of goth music and culture. John Robb explores the origins and legacy of this enduring scene, which has its roots in the post-punk era.  Drawing on his own experience as a musician and journalist, Robb c ... more

Ultra-Processed People: Why Do We All Eat Stuff That Isn't Food ... and Why Can't We Stop? - by Chris van Tulleken - £22.00
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  'If you only read one diet or nutrition book in your life, make it this one' Bee Wilson  'A devastating, witty and scholarly destruction of the shit food we eat and why' Adam Rutherford  An eye- ... more

Lean on Me: A Politics of Radical Care - by Lynne Segal - £17.99
What's left to say, to keep hope alive today?  Have you ever relied on the kindness of strangers? What brings people together to find hope and solidarity? What do we owe each other as citizens and comrades?  Questions of care, intimac ... more

52 Ways to Walk: The Surprising Science of Walking for Wellness and Joy, One Week at a Time - by Annabel Streets - £10.99
Walking strengthens our bodies, calms our minds and lifts our spirits. But it does so much more than this. Our vision, hearing, respiration, sleep, cognition, memory, blood pressure, sense of smell and balance are all enhanced by how we walk. For ins ... more

Weird Walk: Wanderings and Wonderings through the British Ritual Year - by Weird Walk, with a Foreword by Stewart Lee - £19.99
The first book by iconic zine creators and cultural phenomenon Weird Walk. This is a superbly designed guide to Britain’s strange and ancient places, to standing stones and pagan rituals, and to the process of re-enchantment via weird walking.  ... more

Social Justice for the Sensitive Soul: How to Change the World in Quiet Ways - by Dorcas Cheng-Tozun - £17.99
Social justice work, we often assume, is raised voices and raised fists. It requires leading, advocating, fighting, and organizing wherever it takes place--in the streets, slums, villages, inner cities, halls of political power, and more. But what do ... more

Why Sinead O'Connor Matters - by Allyson McCabe - £21.99
A stirring defense of Sinéad O’Connor’s music and activism, and an indictment of the culture that cancelled her.  In 1990, Sinéad O’Connor’s video for “Nothing Compares 2 U” turned her into a superstar. Two years later, an appea ... more

The Unfamiliar: A Queer Motherhood Memoir - by Kirsty Logan - £16.99
An unconventional, unexpectedly funny, brutally honest memoir about infertility, pregnancy and motherhood.  ‘You and your partner want a baby. But your two bodies can’t make a baby together.’  If you want a baby but your body says other ... more

Free For All: Why The NHS Is Worth Saving - by Gavin Francis - £7.99
An urgent call-to-arms in defence of our NHS.  'Needle-sharp analysis from the front line' Ian Rankin  'Wonderful ... A heartbreaking chronicle of the NHS's near-demise, and a call to action' Leah Hazard  'Compassionate, cleve ... more

Murder On The Christmas Express - by Alexandra Benedict - £9.99
CAN YOU SOLVE THE CASE?   'Whatever you unwrap for Christmas, you had better hope it’s this book. This is 21st-century cosy Christmas crime that doesn’t shy away from the darkness. Eighteen passengers, seven stops, one killer Christmas rea ... more

Bitch: A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution and the Female Animal - by Lucy Cooke - £10.99
"A dazzling, funny and elegantly angry demolition of our preconceptions about female behaviour and sex in the animal kingdom ... Bitch is a blast. I read it, my jaw sagging in astonishment, jotting down favourite parts to send to friends and reading ... more

Hysterical: Exploding the Myth of Gendered Emotions - by Pragya Agarwal - £10.99
An urgent exploration of how the gendering of emotions came about, and what we can do to change these damaging stereotypes, by award-winning behavioural and data scientist Dr Prayga Agarwal.  A WATERSTONES BEST BOOK OF 2022: POPULAR SCIENCE ... more

An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us - by Ed Yong - £10.99
**SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**  This is our world, as you've never seen it before.  The Earth teems with sights and textures, sounds and vibrations, smells and tastes, electric and magnetic fields. But every animal is enclosed ... more

Backbone of the Nation: Mining Communities and the Great Strike of 1984-85 - by Robert Gildea - £25.00
A powerful new history of the Great Strike in the miners’ own voices, based on more than 140 interviews with former miners and their families.  Forty years ago, Arthur Scargill led the National Union of Mineworkers on one of the largest str ... more

Goshawk Summer: The Diary of an Extraordinary Season in the Forest - by James Aldred - £10.99
WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING 2022  James Aldred’s prize-winning lockdown diary of his summer in the New Forest, featuring a stunning new linocut cover by illustrator Nick Hayes.   ’A beautiful inspirational t ... more

One Day in April - A Hillsborough Story - by Jenni Hicks - £9.99
On the morning of Saturday 15 April 1989, Jenni Hicks, her husband, and their two teenage daughters, Sarah and Vicki, went to watch a football match. That was to be their last day as a family. Sarah and Vicki didn't come home, and Jenni's world was c ... more

Woody Guthrie: A Life - by Joe Klein - £14.99
‘A really great book.’ Bruce Springsteen  With a foreword by Billy Bragg.   Few artists have captured the American experience of their time as wholly as folk legend Woody Guthrie. Singer, songwriter and political activist, Guthrie ... more

A Darker Electricity: The Origins of the Spiral Tribe Sound System - by Mark Angelo Harrison - £14.99
Written by Spiral Tribe’s co-founder and visual artist, Mark Angelo Harrison, A Darker Electricity charts the infamous sound system’s nomadic journey and the rapid escalation of their popularity – and notoriety.   From small squat-scene part ... more

The Book Lover's Quiz Book 2: More Quizzes for Book Whizzes - by Gary Wigglesworth - £16.99
Put your bookworm reputation on the line and prove your literary knowledge with this collection of quizzes for book whizzes.  Book lovers can answer questions by themselves or host a quiz among friends with twenty-four quizzes to keep you gue ... more

A Spectre, Haunting: On the Communist Manifesto - by China Mieville - £10.99
China Miéville's brilliant reading of the modern world's most controversial and enduring political document: The Communist Manifesto.  'Read this and be dazzled by its contemporaneity' Mike Davis 'A rich, luminous reflection of and on a light t ... more

Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces 2004-2022 - by Margaret Atwood - £12.99
From cultural icon Margaret Atwood comes a brilliant collection of essays -- funny, erudite, endlessly curious, uncannily prescient -- which seek answers to Burning Questions such as:  Why do people everywhere, in all cultures, tell stories? How ... more

Femina: A New History of the Middle Ages, Through the Women Written Out of It - by Janina Ramirez (Author) - £10.99
'Beautifully written, wonderfully free-ranging and gloriously original, Femina makes us look into the mists of history in new, exciting and provocative ways. A joyous read' - Peter Frankopan, bestselling author of The Silk Roads   'This is bravura ... more

Landlines - by Raynor Winn - £10.99
The remarkable story of a thousand-mile journey across Britain from the million-copy bestselling author of The Salt Path.  Some people live to walk. Raynor and Moth walk to live...  Raynor Winn knows that her husband Moth's health is declinin ... more

Queer Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London's Fierce History - by Dan Glass, illustrated by Mark Glasgow - £14.99
This groundbreaking guide will take you through the city streets to uncover the scandalous, hilarious and empowering events of London's queerstory. Follow in the footprints of veteran activists, such as those who marched in London's first Pride parad ... more

Echoes: A Memoir Continued... - by Will Sergeant - £22.00
THE FOLLOW UP MEMOIR TO SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, BUNNYMAN   Scenic Wye Valley isn’t the typical place for a rock story to begin, but when Echo & the Bunnymen hit the studio to record their ground-breaking debut album, Crocodiles, it was anything ... more

Who Cares: The Hidden Crisis of Caregiving, and How We Solve It - by Emily Kenway - £22.00
***Finalist for The Orwell Prize of Political Writing***   ‘A visceral, unsparing picture of our current situation... I can’t recommend it highly enough’ ROB DELANEY  ‘A radical vision for how we might do things better in future’ ... more

Good Pop, Bad Pop: An Inventory - by Jarvis Cocker - £12.99
The Sunday Times bestselling hit memoir from Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker.  What if the things we keep hidden say more about us than those we put on display?  We all have a random collection of the things that made us - photos, tickets, clothe ... more

Women of Myth: From Deer Woman and Mami Wata to Amaterasu and Athena... - by Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy, illustrated by Sara Richard - £12.99
Uncover the fascinating and complex women from mythology and folklore with this collection of stories profiling powerful goddesses, mighty queens, and legendary creatures.  Get inspired with 50 fascinating stories of powerful female figures f ... more

Georgian Liverpool - by Hugh Hollinghurst - £15.99
The history of Georgian Liverpool through its buildings. All those interested in the history of Liverpool will find this a fascinating exploration of the Georgian heritage of this city.   Liverpool grew rapidly in the Georgian period as it ... more

Rising to the Surface - by Lenny Henry - £9.99
The rise and fall and triumphant rise from the ashes of Lenny Henry during the 80s and 90s.  ‘Moving and ebullient’ Daily Telegraph ‘Relayed with characteristic exuberance and self-deprecation’ Guardian  Rising to the Surface tra ... more

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