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  • Head Hunters

    Danny Black Thriller 6

    by Chris Ryan ...
    series Danny Black #6
    Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The Taliban are on the rise.A top-secret SAS kill team is assassinating high-value targets. It is bloody, violent, relentless work, suitable only for the Regiment's most skilled and ruthless head hunters.Like Danny Black.But when Danny joins the kill team, he learns that Taliban militants are not his only problem. There are elements within the British Army who want ... Read more


  • The Greek Myths

    The Complete and Definitive Edition

    by Robert Graves ...
    *The definitive and comprehensive edition of Robert Graves's classic retelling of the Greek myths*'Icarus disobeyed his father's instructions and began soaring towards the sun, rejoiced by the lift of his great sweeping wings. Presently, when Daedalus looked over his shoulder, he could no longer see Icarus; but scattered feathers floated on the waves below...'These are the greatest stories ever ... Read more


  • Girl A

    by Abigail Dean ...
    ‘Sensational. Gripping, haunting, and beautifully written’ RICHARD OSMAN‘Haunting, powerful, with a pitch-perfect ending’ THE NEW YORK TIMES‘The biggest mystery thriller since Gone Girl’ ELLE‘Incendiary, beautifully written debut’ Guardian‘Psychologically astute, adroitly organised, written with flair’ Sunday Times‘An astonishing achie... ... Read more


  • Sweet Sweet Revenge Ltd.

    The brand-new adventure from the beloved author of The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared.Victor Alderheim has a lot to answer for. Not only has he heartlessly tricked his young ex-wife, Jenny, out of her art gallery inheritance, but he has also abandoned his son, Kevin, to die in the middle of the Kenyan savanna.It doesn’t occur to Victor that Kevin might be ... Read more


  • Falling

    the most thrilling blockbuster read of the summer

    by T. J. Newman ...
    You just boarded a flight to New York.There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard.What you don’t know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot’s family was kidnapped.For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die.**The only way the family will survive is if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the plane.Enjoy the flight.... ... Read more


  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

    A Dragon Tattoo story

    Translated by George Goulding ...
    series Millennium #4
    THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO IS BACK WITH A UK NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERLisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist have not been in touch for some time.Then Blomkvist is contacted by renowned Swedish scientist Professor Balder. Warned that his life is in danger, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story - and it is a terrifying one.More interesting to ... Read more


  • Men Who Hate Women

    From incels to pickup artists, the truth about extreme misogyny and how it affects us all

    by Laura Bates ...
    The extremism nobody talks aboutAnd how it affects us all‘Laura Bates has done it again. From bantz to outright brutality, she exposes the landscape of misogyny. Passionate and forensic, Bates produces a powerful feminist clarion call. The world needs to take notice. Things must change.’ Anita Anand'Fascinating, mind-blowing and deeply intelligent book that should be recommended reading for every ... Read more


  • A Song for the Dark Times

    The Brand New Must-Read Rebus Thriller

    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


  • The Pandemic Century

    A History of Global Contagion from the Spanish Flu to Covid-19

    A Financial Times Best Book of the YearThe most timely and informative history book you will read this year, tracing a century of pandemics, with a new chapter on COVID-19.Ever since the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, scientists have dreamed of preventing catastrophic outbreaks of infectious disease. Yet, despite a century of medical progress, viral and bacterial disasters continue to take us by ... Read more


  • Superforecasting

    The Art and Science of Prediction

    The international bestseller'A manual for thinking clearly in an uncertain world. Read it.' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow_________________________What if we could improve our ability to predict the future?Everything we do involves forecasts about how the future will unfold. Whether buying a new house or changing job, designing a new product or getting mar... ... Read more


  • Three Women


    by Lisa Taddeo ...
    The International No. 1 Bestseller'Cuts to the heart of who we are' Sunday Times'A book that begs discussion' Vanity FairAll Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her?All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town?... ... Read more


  • The Blunders of Our Governments

    With unrivalled political savvy and a keen sense of irony, distinguished political scientists Anthony King and Ivor Crewe open our eyes to the worst government horror stories and explain why the British political system is quite so prone to appalling mistakes. ... Read more


  • The Dark Side of the Mind

    True Stories from My Life as a Forensic Psychologist

    by Kerry Daynes ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**COMING SOON: WHAT LIES BURIED BY KERRY DAYNES IS NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER**'Enthralling and terrifying. The Dark Side of the Mind is a chilling glimpse into a world of miscreants, monsters and the misunderstood.' Professor Dame Sue Black, author of the Sunday Times bestseller All That Remains'A stunning, insightful, provocative piece of w... ... Read more


  • Built on a Lie

    The Rise and Fall of Neil Woodford and the Fate of Middle England’s Money

    by Owen Walker ...
    **'Vital financial journalism with heart' Emma Barnett, BBC'Colourful, insightful and pacey' Oliver Shah, Sunday TimesThe definitive account of the Neil Woodford scandal from the award-winning FT journalist who first broke the story. This is the gripping tale of Britain's top investor's fall from grace and the shattering consequences.**The proud owner of a sprawling £14m estate in the Cotswolds, ... Read more


  • One of Them

    An Eton College Memoir

    by Musa Okwonga ...
    'Moving ... stays with you long after you've finished it' Nigella Lawson'A superb memoir ... written with a poet's lyricism and a journalist's clarity' Nish Kumar'An urgent exposition on how [Eton]'s undue influence is shaping political forces' StylistMusa Okwonga – a young Black man who grew up in a predominantly working-class town – was not your typical Eton College student.The experience ... Read more


  • How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?

    And Other Thoughts On Modern Life

    by Pandora Sykes ...
    __________________THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERStop searching for the answers - and start delighting in the questions with Pandora Sykes, c****o-host of The High Low podcast.'Deliciously fascinating' MARIAN KEYES'Refreshing ... thoughtful, considered' STYLIST'Brilliant' EVENING STANDARD'Timely and fulsome... ... Read more


  • The Hummingbird

    ‘Masterly: a cabinet of curiosities and delights, packed with small wonders' (Ian McEwan)

    Translated by Elena Pala ...
    'Masterly: a cabinet of curiosities and delights, packed with small wonders'Ian McEwan'Pulls off the extraordinary feat of making you believe he is writing for your ears alone'Howard Jacobson'A remarkable accomplishment, a true gift to the world'Michael Cunningham'Ardent, gripping, and inventive to the core'Jhumpa Lahiri'A spellbinding experience: clever, funny an... ... Read more



  • Seven Ways to Change the World

    How To Fix The Most Pressing Problems We Face

    by Gordon Brown ...
    'His vision, ideas and passion shine through on every page' Ed Balls'Compelling, challenging, inspiring and very timely' Piers Morgan'Immensely powerful and persuasive...I found it exhilarating throughout' Joanna LumleyWhen the Covid-19 pandemic swept across the globe in 2020, it created an unprecedented impact, greater than the aftermath of 9/11 or the global financial crisis. But out of such ... Read more


  • Boris Johnson

    The Gambler

    by Tom Bower ...
    Guardian 'literary highlights of 2020'Sunday Times 'books to watch out for in 2020'New Statesman 'books to read in 2020'Evening Standard 'thirteen titles to look for in 2020'As divisive as he is beguiling, as misunderstood as he is scrutinised, Boris Johnson is a singular figure.Many of us think we know his story well. His ruthless ambition was evident from his insistence, as a three-... ... Read more


  • Sapiens

    A Brief History of Humankind

    **THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER**'Interesting and provocative... It gives you a sense of how briefly we've been on this Earth' Barack ObamaWhat makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human in the perfect read for these unprecedented times.Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one ... Read more


  • This Eden

    by Ed O'Loughlin ...
    This Eden is a smart modern-day adventure reminiscent of both the cyber noir novels of William Gibson and the golden age of espionage fiction.'An incredibly fast-paced literary thriller, tricksy & crammed with ideas, beautifully written, occupying its own unique territory somewhere between Graham Greene & William Gibson' Kevin PowerEver felt like you were living in a dystopian tech thriller? That ... Read more


  • Everything I Know About Love

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WITH A NEW CHAPTER ON TURNING THIRTY**'Alderton feels like a best friend and your older sister all rolled into one'**Evening Standard'Alderton is Nora Ephron for the millennial generation' Elizabeth Day*****Award-winning journalist Dolly Alderton survived her twenties (just about) and in Everything I Know About Love, she gives an unflinching account of ba... ... Read more


  • Fair Warning

    The Instant Number One Bestselling Thriller

    HOW DO YOU FIND A KILLER WHO KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU?**THE INSTANT NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER'AS EXCITING AS ANYTHING CONNELLY HAS WRITTEN' THE TIMES****'**UTTERLY COMPELLING ... THIS IS CONNELLY AT THE PEAK OF HIS POWERS' MAIL ON SUNDAY* * * *Jack McEvoy is a reporter with a track record in finding killers. But he's never been accused of being one himself.Jack went... ... Read more


  • Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents, 3rd edition

    by Home Office ...
    Ensure you are fully prepared for your Life in the UK test with the new 2013 3rd edition of the Life in the UK handbook. This is the only official handbook for the new Life in the UK tests taken on or after 25 March 2013. It contains all the official learning material for the test and is written in clear, simple language – making it easy to understand. This essential handbook covers a range of ... Read more