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  • Good Pop, Bad Pop

    The Sunday Times bestselling hit from Jarvis Cocker

    by Jarvis Cocker ...
    The Sunday Times bestselling hit memoir from Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker.'It's real gold... its storytelling first class' Sunday TimesWhat 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, clothes, souvenirs, stuffed in a box, packed in a suitcase, crammed into a drawer. When Jarvis Cocker ... Read more

    £8.99

  • 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 £0.99

  • Ancestors

    A prehistory of Britain in seven burials

    by Alice Roberts ...
    An extraordinary exploration of the ancestry of Britain through seven burial sites. By using new advances in genetics and taking us through important archaeological discoveries, Professor Alice Roberts helps us better understand life today.‘This is a terrific, timely and transporting book - taking us heart, body and mind beyond history, to the fascinating truth of the prehistoric past and the ... Read more

    £5.99 £0.99

  • Burial Rites

    The BBC Between the Covers Book Club Pick

    by Hannah Kent ...
    Series series Picador Collection
    **BBC Between the Covers Book Club pick!Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who is charged with the brutal murder of her former master.Inspired by a true story, Burial Rites is perfect for fans of Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood and The Wonder by Emma Donoghue**- The Women's Prize for Fiction Shortlist- The Guardian First Book Award Shortlist ... Read more

    £4.99 £0.99

  • Grilling Dahmer

    The Interrogation Of "The Milwaukee Cannibal"

    The Milwaukee detective who interrogated the notorious serial killer shares a vivid chronicle of what was revealed during the weeks-long encounter.In the late hours of July 22, 1991, Detective Patrick “Pat” Kennedy of the Milwaukee Police Department was asked to respond to a possible homicide. Little did he know that he would soon be delving into the dark mind of one of America's most notorious ... Read more

    £0.99 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Slum Boy

    A Portrait

    by Juano Diaz ...
    One of the most moving accounts of non fiction ever written according to the Guardian'This is a heart-breaking story, beautifully told. I hope it finds a million readers' - Andrew O'Hagan'What a brave and powerful story. If you like Shuggie Bain and Damian Barr then Slumboy is for you' - Lemn Sissay'Compulsively readable, it's Dickensian in its rich cast of Glaswegian characters' ... ... Read more

    £11.99

  • Defiant Dreams

    The Journey of an Afghan Girl Who Risked Everything for Education

    'I began to grow up the day my mother warned me to stop laughing''Stories like this inspire me. Seeing the way people like Sola Mahfouz think about the world reinforces my optimism about the future.' BILL GATESAt age eleven, Sola Mahfouz was told she could no longer attend school. The Taliban threatened that any girl who dared to continue their education would have acid thrown in their face, be ... Read more

    £5.99

  • White Freedom

    The Racial History of an Idea

    by Tyler Stovall ...
    The racist legacy behind the Western idea of freedomThe era of the Enlightenment, which gave rise to our modern conceptions of freedom and democracy, was also the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. America, a nation founded on the principle of liberty, is also a nation built on African slavery, Native American genocide, and systematic racial discrimination. White Freedom traces the complex ... Read more

    £14.99 £1.99

  • Barbarossa

    And the Bloodiest War in History

    by Stewart Binns ...
    Drawing on remarkable and never-before-seen material, the extraordinary story of one of the most horrific and devastating encounters of the Second World War.On June 22nd, 1941 the largest military invasion in human history was launched - an attack on the Soviet Union by almost four million men of Nazi Germany's brutal war machine.Operation Barbarossa led to the bloodiest military campaign mankind ... Read more

    £7.49 £0.99

  • Echolands

    A Journey in Search of Boudica

    by Duncan Mackay ...
    'A masterly evocation of the bloodiest year in British history.****' Alice Roberts'Evocative, authoritative . . . rich storytelling.' Cat Jarman**'An engaged, informed companion for the armchair time traveller...captures the thrill and the difficulties of interpreting the past'. TLS'Duncan has written a masterpiece - a journey and an investigation that fuses landscape and history, chasing the ... Read more

    £7.49 £0.99

  • Glutton

    The Multi-Course Life of a Very Greedy Boy

    by Ed Gamble ...
    **‘This book made me laugh and then order an unholy amount of takeaway.’ GREG DAVIES‘One of my favourite comics has now written an annoyingly great book.’ ROMESH RANGANATHAN‘Full of belly laughs and full bellies, this book is warm, honest and wonderfully entertaining.’ TOM KERRIDGE'One of the funniest comedians in the world, Ed is only serious about one thing - dinners.'NISH KUMAR**---The hi... ... Read more

    £5.99 £3.99

  • Authoritarianism

    Three Inquiries in Critical Theory

    Series series TRIOS
    Three distinguished scholars draw on critical theory to address the causes and circumstances behind the rise of autocracies and oligarchies.Across the Euro-Atlantic world, political leaders have been mobilizing their bases with nativism, racism, xenophobia, and paeans to “traditional values,” in brazen bids for electoral support. How are we to understand this move to the mainstream of political ... Read more

    £14.99 £1.99 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Betty

    The International Bestseller

    'A coming-of-age story filled with magic in language and plot: beautiful and devastating'Observer, Books of the Year'I felt consumed by this book. I loved it, you will love it'Daisy Johnson, author of Sisters'A page-turning Appalachian coming-of-age story told in undulating prose that settles right into you'Naoise Dolan, author of Exciting Times'Vivid and lucid, Be... ... Read more

    £4.99 £0.99

  • It Ends With Us

    The emotional #1 Sunday Times bestseller

    Don't miss IT STARTS WITH US, the sequel to IT ENDS WITH US. Available now...THE MULTI-MILLION-COPY GLOBAL BESTSELLER. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE.Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels ... Read more

    £5.99

  • The Weekend

    A Sunday Times ‘Best Books for Summer 2021’

    THE SUNDAY TIMES 'BEST BOOKS FOR SUMMER 2021'A Times, Guardian and Daily Mail paperback pickA Times, Observer, Independent, Daily Express and Good Housekeeping book of the year'The Weekend is so great I am struggling to find the words to do it justice'Marian Keyes'A rare pleasure... I was shocked by how unusual it felt to spend 275 pages exclusively in the c... ... Read more

    £4.99 £0.99

  • On Savage Shores

    How Indigenous Americans Discovered Europe

    A New Statesman Best Book of the Year 2023. A Waterstones Book of the Year 2023. An Economist Book of the Year. One of Smithsonian Magazine's Ten Best History Books of 2023. A BBC History Magazine Book of the Year 2023. Winner of the Voltaire Medal.'An untold story of colonial history, both epic and intimate, and a thrilling revelation' Adam Rutherford'Mind-blowing . . . this is how history should ... Read more

    £5.99 £0.99

  • Everyone's Invited

    by Soma Sara ...
    ‘Impressive’ - **Bernardine Evaristo'Read this and learn** – this is what a force for good looks like' - Jess Phillips MP'One of the best books I read this year [...] It’s truly essential reading for those who want to push forward for a more equal world' - Stylist‘The next generation is in safe hands with women like Sara coming to the fore’ - Sunday Times<s... ... Read more

    £5.99 £0.99

  • The Librarian of Auschwitz

    The heart-breaking historical novel based on the incredible true story of Dita Kraus

    Translated by Lilit Zekulin Thwaites ...
    For readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Choice: this is the story of the smallest library in the world - and the most dangerous.'It wasn't an extensive library. In fact, it consisted of eight books and some of them were in poor condition. But they were books. In this incredibly dark place, they were a reminder of less sombre times, when words rang out more loudly than machine guns... ... Read more

    £2.99 £0.99

  • Yellowface

    The Number One Global Sensation *Foyle’s Fiction Book of the Year* *Amazon Book of the Year* *Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year* *Fiction Book of the Year 2024 – British Book Awards*‘Addictive’ Grazia‘Hugely entertaining’ Observer‘Provocative’ Mail on SundayTHIS IS ONE HELL OF A ... ... Read more

    £5.99

  • Ultra-Processed People

    Why Do We All Eat Stuff That Isn’t Food … and Why Can’t We Stop?

    NOW WITH TWO BONUS CHAPTERS INCLUDING AN FAQTHE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERFORTNUM & MASON'S DEBUT FOOD BOOK OF THE YEAR 2024A TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023AN ECONOMIST, DAILY MAIL, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING and AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023SHORTLISTED FOR WATERSTONE'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023Chosen by the SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, FT</... ... Read more

    £4.99

  • The Life of an MP

    Everything You Really Need to Know About Politics

    by Jess Phillips ...
    ‘This book is here to take you inside the daily realities of Westminster. I don’t mean that it’s going to bore you to death with a blow by blow account of what it’s like to sit on the Statutory Instrument Debate on Naval regulations 1968-2020 – but to demystify the places and practice of politics.’From agonising decisions on foreign air strikes to making headlines about orgasms, from sitting in on ... Read more

    £4.99 £0.99

  • Resurrection Walk

    The Brand New Blockbuster Lincoln Lawyer Thriller

    THE WORLDWIDE #1 BESTSELLER BEHIND NETFLIX'S THE LINCOLN LAWYERTHE PATH TO JUSTICE CAN BE PAVED WITH LIESDefense attorney Mickey Haller - The Lincoln Lawyer - is inundated with pleas from prisoners protesting their innocence. With the help of ex-LAPD detective Harry Bosch, they find a needle in the haystack: a possible wrongful conviction.A woman imprisoned for murdering her husband, a sheriff's ... Read more

    £11.99 £5.49

  • Where The Dead Fall

    A completely gripping crime thriller

    by M J Lee ...
    Series Book 2 - DI Ridpath Crime Thriller
    One chance encounter, one murder, will change everything.DI Thomas Ridpath is in the process of getting his life back together when everything goes wrong. Caught in a gruesome motorway incident, one question remains: why did nobody else see what happened?Ridpath’s investigations soon pulls the police force itself into question, and hints at something even more sinister.With Manchester on the brink ... Read more

    £0.99 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Bust?

    Saving the Economy, Democracy and Our Sanity

    by Robert Peston ...
    'A brilliantly candid, timely and perceptive account.' Andy Haldane'Asks all the right questions.' Mark CarneyHas the West gone bust? Or is there another way?In their new book, Robert Peston and Kishan Koria explain how the country is almost bust - economically, politically and socially. The economy is flatlining, society is fracturing, parliament is unfit for purpose, and the state is failing.... ... Read more

    £9.99 £0.99