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  • The Seven Ages of Death

    ‘Every chapter is like a detective story’ Telegraph

    The heart-wrenchingly honest new book about life and death from forensic pathologist and bestselling author of UNNATURAL CAUSES, Dr Richard ShepherdA TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR'Deeply insightful. Unflinching' THE TIMES'A finely-crafted detective story' DAILY TELEGRAPH'Enlightening, strangely uplifting' DAILY MAIL'... ... Read more

    £7.99 £0.99

  • 12 Birds to Save Your Life

    Nature's Lessons in Happiness

    Discover the healing power of nature through the stories of these characterful birds, whose song is never far away . . .LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 WAINWRIGHT PRIZE'A lyrical and life-affirming book that teaches us as much about birds as it does ourselves - a balm for the soul' Raynor Winn, author of The Salt Path'Totally absorbing and completely engaging on so many levels . . . Charlie has opened my ... Read more

    £7.99 £0.99

  • Courtiers

    The inside story of the Palace power struggles from the Royal correspondent who revealed the bullying allegations

    by Valentine Low ...
    The gripping account of how the Royal family really operates from the man who has spent years studying them in his role as Royal correspondent for The Times. Valentine Low asks the important questions: who really runs the show and, as Charles III begins his reign, what will happen next?Throughout history, the British monarchy has relied on its courtiers - the trusted advisers in the King or Queen ... Read more

    £9.99

  • A Song for the Dark Times

    From the iconic #1 bestselling author of IN A HOUSE OF LIES

    by Ian Rankin ...
    From the iconic Number One bestseller Ian Rankin, comes one of the must-read books of the year: A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES'Genius ... Only great novels capture the spirit of the age. This is one of them.'THE TIMES* * * * *'He's gone...'When his daughter Samantha calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it's not good news. Her husband has been missing for two day... ... Read more

    £4.99

  • The Split

    The BRAND NEW page-turning, book club read from Amanda Brookfield for 2022

    Two decades on from a passionate courtship and marriage, Lucas and Esther are getting divorced.For Esther, it’s proving hard not to feel bitter watching Lucas enjoying his successful career, not to mention the attentions of his gorgeous, intelligent, and predictably younger lover. She meanwhile is struggling to forge a new life for herself, navigating the pitfalls of modern dating, while trying ... Read more

    £0.99

  • Her Last Flight

    Don’t miss Beatriz Williams’s latest, spellbinding novel – about a daring female pilot and a love story that would last a lifetime…Hawaii, 1947Journalist Janey Everett arrives at a remote village on the island of Kauai, determined to solve one of the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries.Ten years earlier, renowned pilot Sam Mallory left to fight in the Spanish Civil War. He never returned.Now Janey ... Read more

    £4.49

  • The Library

    A Fragile History

    LONGLISTED FOR THE HISTORICAL WRITERS' ASSOCIATION NON-FICTION CROWNA SUNDAY TIMES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR'Timely ... a long and engrossing survey of the library' FT**'A sweeping, absorbing history, deeply researched' Richard Ovenden, author of Burning the BooksFamed across the known world, jealously guarded by private collectors, built up over centuries, des... ... Read more

    £6.99

  • The Ode Less Travelled

    Unlocking the Poet Within

    by Stephen Fry ...
    Stephen Fry believes that if you can speak and read English you can write poetry. But it is no fun if you don't know where to start or have been led to believe that Anything Goes.Stephen, who has long written poems, and indeed has written long poems, for his own private pleasure, invites you to discover the incomparable delights of metre, rhyme and verse forms.Whether you want to write a ... Read more

    £2.99 £0.99

  • The Dictionary of Lost Words

    A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK

    by Pip Williams ...
    'An enchanting story about love, loss and the power of language' Elizabeth Macneal, author of The Doll FactorySometimes you have to start with what's lost to truly find yourself...Motherless and irrepressibly curious, Esme spends her childhood at her father's feet as he and his team gather words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary.One day, she sees a slip of paper containing a forgotten ... Read more

    £4.99 £3.99

  • A Heart Full of Headstones

    The Gripping New Must-Read Thriller from the No.1 Bestseller Ian Rankin

    by Ian Rankin ...
    THE BRAND NEW REBUS THRILLER FROM THE ICONIC NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER. ONE OF THE MUST-READ NOVELS OF THE YEAR.John Rebus had been in court plenty of times, but this was his first time in the dock...John Rebus stands accused: on trial for a crime that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life. Although it's not the first time the legendary detective has taken the law into h... ... Read more

    £11.99

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  • Desert Star

    The Brand New Blockbuster Ballard & Bosch Thriller

    Pre-order the brand new Ballard & Bosch thriller from #1 Sunday Times bestselling master of crime, Michael Connelly.SOME CRIMES YOU CAN'T FORGET.Detective Renée Ballard is given the chance of a lifetime: revive the LAPD's cold case unit and find justice for the families of the forgotten.The only catch is they must first crack the unsolved murder of the sister of the city councilman who is ... Read more

    £11.99

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  • In Your Defence

    True Stories of Life and Law

    'As thrilling as a detective novel.' The Times'Powerful, moving and often captivating.' Financial Times'A compelling read for anyone who cares about fairness, justice and humanity.' ObserverThe Sunday Times bestseller___Sarah Langford is a barrister. Her job is to stand in court representing the mad and the bad, the vulnerable, the heartbroken and the hopeful. She must become their voi... ... Read more

    £3.99 £0.99

  • Bad Blood

    Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

    The shocking true story behind The Dropout, starring the Emmy award-winning Amanda Seyfried, Naveen Andrews and Stephen Fry.'I couldn’t put down this thriller . . . a book so compelling that I couldn’t turn away' – Bill GatesWinner of the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2018The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion ... Read more

    £5.99

  • New Recruits at Goodwill House

    A heartbreaking, gripping historical saga from Fenella J Miller for 2022

    Book 2 - Goodwill House
    'Curl up in a chair with Fenella J Miller's characters and lose yourself in another time and another place.' Lizzie LaneMay 1940There are new residents at Goodwill House – WAAF drivers Camilla ‘Millie’ Cunningham and Diane Forsyth, both eager to do their bit for the war effort and excited to be helping the brave boys who fly.And when Millie meets dashing and heroic Spitfire pilot Ted Thorrington, ... Read more

    £2.99

  • Beeching - 50 Years of the Axeman

    by Robin Jones ...
    Described as the most hated civil servant in Britain, it was half a century ago that Dr Richard Beeching was appointed as chairman of British Railways with one key directive – to cut the soaring losses.The 1950s had seen the start of a mass shift from public to private transport, as lorries, cars, buses and motorbikes replaced trains as Britain’s most popular means of travel.So often pilloried by ... Read more

    £2.99

  • One Last Day of Summer

    The BRAND NEW novel of love, family and friendship from #1 bestseller Shari Low for 2022

    by Shari Low ...
    As a flight to St Lucia leaves the runway, four passengers meet for the first time.After escaping her controlling husband, Bernadette Manson is taking the first extravagant holiday of her new life. But when her best friend cancels, will she be strong enough to fly solo?Tadgh Donovan is about to jet off to his destination wedding when he sees a shocking text. Has his bride-to-be written her wedding ... Read more

    £1.99

  • Learn Chinese NOW!

    5.000 Most Frequent Characters

    Want to learn Chinese NOW? Want to speak Chinese FAST? Our ebook covers you from ZERO to FLUENCY as it includes the 5.000 most frequent characters. Enjoy! ... Read more

    £8.43

  • Humankind

    A Hopeful History

    THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA Guardian, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman and Daily Express Book of the Year'Hugely, highly and happily recommended'Stephen Fry'You should read Humankind. You'll learn a lot (I did) and you'll have good reason to feel better about the human race'Tim Harf... ... Read more

    £5.99

  • Luck of the Draw

    A gorgeous and heartwarming romance

    by Kate Clayborn ...
    Book 2 - Chance of a Lifetime
    A fake engagement to the man sworn to despise her. What could go wrong?Sure, winning the lottery allows Zoe Ferris to quit her job as a cutthroat corporate attorney, but no amount of cash will clear her conscience about the way her firm treated the O’Leary family in a wrongful death case. So she sets out to make things right, only to find gruff, grieving Aiden O’Leary doesn’t want her apology. He ... Read more

    £1.99 £0.99

  • Manufacturing Consent

    The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    A detailed and compelling political study of how elite forces shape mass media.Edward S Herman and Noam Chomsky investigate how an underlying elite consensus structures mainstream media. Here they skilfully dissect the way in which the marketplace and the economics of publishing significantly shape the news.This book reveals how issues are framed and topics chosen, and the double standards ... Read more

    £9.49 £0.99

  • The Night Fire

    A Ballard and Bosch Thriller

    LAPD Detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor - but was this flame kept alive, or a secret that was meant to be snuffed out?Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, J.J. ... Read more

    £4.99

  • The Ultimate Wodehouse Collection

    P.G. Wodehouse was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century. Wodehouse worked extensively on his books, sometimes having two or more in preparation simultaneously. He would take up to two years to build a plot and write a scenario of about thirty thousand words. After the scenario was complete he would write the story. Early in his career he would produce a ... Read more

    £0.99

  • Empire of Pain

    The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERNow on BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week'Winner of the 2021 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-FictionShortlisted for the 2021 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardOne of Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of 2021Shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Non-FictionThe... ... Read more

    £5.99

  • Invisible Women

    the Sunday Times number one bestseller exposing the gender bias women face every day

    *THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**OVER HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD*'HELL YES. This is one of those books that has the potential to change things - a monumental piece of research' Caitlin MoranImagine a world where...· Your phone is too big for your hand· Your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body· In a car a... ... Read more

    £4.99