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Envelope Poems

by Emily Dickinson
£10.99

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Inside Vogue: A diary of my 100th year

by Alexandra Shulman
£16.99

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The Tobacconist

by Robert Seethaler
£12.99

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The Descent of Man

by Grayson Perry
£16.99

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Pretty Iconic

by Sali Hughes
£26.00

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Thin Air

by Michele Paver
£12.99

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A History of Britain in 21 Women

by Jenni Murray
£16.99

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The Underground Railroad

by Colson Whitehead
£14.99

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Hag-Seed

by Margaret Atwood
16.99

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Soldier Spy

by Tom Marcus
£20.00

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The Apple Orchard

by Pete Brown
16.99

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Another Day in the Death of America

by Gary Younge
£16.99

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Staff Picks

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Picked by Pauline

The Harbour Master

by Daniel Pembrey
£7.99

The first of a new detective series set in today's Amsterdam. Our hero, Detective Van Der Pol is a police detective approaching retirement. Pembrey is deft at evoking the atmosphere of the Netherlands and Scandinavia. The plot is clever, modern and believable - and I look forward to reading the next in the series.

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Picked by Emma

This Is London

by Ben Judah
£9.99

An exploration into the dark heart of our wonderful city. Not always an easy read but never less than fascinating.

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Picked by Cindy

Days Without End

by Sebastian Barry
£17.99

Written with the most astonishing use of language, you feel like Thomas McNulty is sitting next to you, just talking. The love men have for each other is the heart of the story and the author shows how pure and honest this love can be when shame and judgement are rendered insignificant by the harsh realities of war and extreme hardship. The historical setting, the USA during the Indian and Civil wars, is fascinating.

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Picked by Aude

We Should All Be Feminists

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi
£5.00

We should all.....read this book!

A personal and powerful essay from the author of 'Americanah' and 'Half of a Yellow Sun', based on her 2013 TEDx Talk of the same name.

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Picked by Cindy

Commonwealth

by Anne Patchett
£18.99

"None of it happened and all of it's true," claims the author. The story begins and ends with a party. The fragmentation of "blended families" is described by each of the characters in turn, until you feel you know each one intimately. I recommend this both because it's a great read and because Anne Patchett is a great supporter of independent bookstores; she owns one herself!

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Picked by Aude

The Call

by Peadar O’Guilin
£10.99

This is my favourite teen book of the year! I loved every page of it! A dystopian novel with an Irish twist...but not for the fainthearted!!

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Picked by Tara

Animals

by Ingela P Arrhenuis
£15.00

This book comes from a star of Swedish design. Animal lovers will like the giant format book with bold images of friendly beasts. From the illustrations to the typography, this is a treat for design lovers as well as children.

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Picked by Tara

King Baby

by Kate Beaton
£6.99

You'll find yourself laughing out loud with recognition of the antics of King Baby and his treatment of his royal subjects. The conclusion is priceless.

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Picked by Bill

They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper

by Bruce Robinson
£9.99

By the author of Withnail and I, this is a gripping pursuit of the identity of Jack the Ripper. You might not think we need another book about the infamous serial killer, but Robinson sets out to prove you wrong with meticulous research and convincing arguments, conveyed in a light-hearted and engaging style.

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Picked by Emma

The Tidal Zone

by Sarah Moss
£12.08

This is a very contemplative and moving book about family ties, 'what ifs' and gender challenges in a contemporary world. It is a beautiful novel that will leave you shaken and thoughtful.

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Picked by Justina

The Evening Chorus

by Helen Humphreys
£7.99

Beautifully written in a slow deliberate pace. Gentle and heartbreaking, yet full of an unflinching resilience.

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Picked by Tara

Mother of Eden

by Chris Beckett
£8.99

When I read Dark Eden I recommended it to everyone and couldn't stop talking about it. Thankfully, this sequel does not disappoint. The concepts and philosophies explored in the first book are opened up even further.

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Picked by Cindy

Crongton Knights

by Alex Wheatle
£6.99

This book has just won the 2016 Guardian Children's Fiction Award, with the judges saying that Alex Wheatle's invented slang was delightful. "The language sings from the page". This is the second book in a trilogy. The first, for those who like to start from the beginning, is Liccle Bit.

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Picked by Cindy

Life In Balance

by Donna Hay
18.99

A physically beautiful book, gorgeous photos, and great recipes with no-nonsense directions: this book makes sense of the conflicting fads and confusing advice that overwhelms us from all directions.

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Picked by Justina

A Man Called Ove

by Fredrik Backman
£6.99

A great cast of characters, led by an exasperated grump and a cat. Will make you laugh out loud and quietly cry. A little dark, a little glowing and utterly charming!

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Picked by Pauline

Life Moves Pretty Fast

by Hadley Freeman
£12.99

Never judge a book by its cover! Do not be put off by the cover, this is a terrific book re-evaluating 1980s films. It is academically sound, well researched - and hilariously funny - and doesn't everyone love '80s movies! A great gift for movie-buffs.

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Picked by Pauline

Hi is for Hawk

by Helen Macdonald
£8.99

This prize-winning book is an enthralling blend of autobiography, biography (of T.H.White) and falconry. It is difficult to describe how captivating it is, as I have never read anything quite like it, however I cannot recommend it highly enough. I was sorry to finish it and will definitely read it again.

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Picked by Justina

Gone with the Wind

by Margaret Mitchell
£9.99

Probably the greatest love story of all time. Feisty, infuriating....perfect!!

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Picked by Cindy

A Suitable Boy

by Vikram Seth
£10.99

This is one to read or, better yet, re-read; a good novel to get stuck into now that the nights are closing in. A story of a newly independent India, this is an epic tale of struggle, love, family and nation. I find it still fresh twenty years after it first appeared.

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Picked by Cindy

Harold and the Purple Crayon

by Crockett Johnson
£7.99

Harold is a curious four-year-old boy who, with his purple crayon, has the power to create a world of his own simply by drawing it. Originally published in 1955, this classic is still ranked among the top picture books. I've always had a copy, I still love purple crayons, and I would give this book to every child.

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Picked by Cindy

Learning to Swim and Other Stories

by Graham Swift

Graham Swift is a master of the short story form. Each one in this collections seems effortless but they are as tight as a drum. I found I needed to pause after each one to let it sink in! This is one to keep by the side of the bed for when you need a short but engaging read.

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Picked by Harriet

Drop City

by T C Boyle
£9.99

It is 1970 and a Californian hippie commune relocates to the wilds of Alaska, with disastrous consequences. If you like a bit of counter-culture and the great outdoors, then this book is for you.

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Picked by Harriet

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

by Betty Smith
£9.99

Set in the early part of the twentieth century, this is the tale of a second generation Irish immigrant in Brooklyn. Written in 1943, it is considered a classic in America and deserves to be more widely known here. Recommended to me recently when trying to decide what to buy at City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, I absolutely loved it. This is one for both adults and teenagers.

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Books for Teens

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The Sun is Also a Star

by Nicola Yoon
£7.99

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…And a Happy New Year?

by Holly Bourne
£9.99

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Kid Got Shot

by Simon Mason
£10.99

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Blood for Blood

by Ryan Graudin
£10.99

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Gone Wild

by Robert Muchamore

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Lost Stars, or What Lou Reed Taught Me About Love

by Lisa Selin Davis
7.99

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Born Scared

by Kevin Brooks
£7.99

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My Name is Book

by John Agard, Neil Packer
£7.99

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Trollhunters

by Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
£7.99

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Crongton Knights

by Alex Wheatle
£6.99

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Books for children ages 9-12

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The Book of Shadows

by Ruth Hatfield
£5.99

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The Song of Seven

by Tonke Dragt
£12.99

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The Midnight Gang

by David Walliams
£12.99

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The Hundred Names of Darkness

by Nilanjana Roy
£8.99

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Maybe a Fox

by Alison McGhee, Kathi Appelt, Robert Farkas
£6.99

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down

by Jeff Kinney
£12.99

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The Road to Ever After

by Moira Young
£9.99

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The Secret Horses of Briar Hill

by Megan Shepherd, Levi Pinfold
£12.99

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Blink and you Die-Ruby Redfort 6

by Lauren Child
£12.99

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Cogheart

by Peter Bunzl
7.99

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Where Monsters Lie

by Polly Ho-Yen
£6.99

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Books for children ages 6-8

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The Girl Who Saved Christmas

by Matt Haig, Chris Mould
£12.99

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Caleb’s Cab

by Sally & Sylvain Chomet
£12.99

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Stick Dog

by Tom Watson
£5.99

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The Poet’s Dog

by Patricia MacLachlan
£10.99

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Didn’t We Have a Lovely Time!

by Michael Morpurgo, Quentin Blake
£6.99

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Mango and Bambang, Tiny Tapir Trouble

by Clara Vulliamy, Polly Faber
£8.99

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Picture Books

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Penguin Problems

by Jory John, Lane Smith
£11.99

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Du Iz Tak?

by Carson Ellis
£11.99

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The Big Keyboard Book

by Sam Taplin
£14.99

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Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science

by Diane Stanley, Jessie Hartland
£10.99

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Raven Child and the Snow Witch

by Linda Sunderland, Daniel Egneus
£7.99

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The Land of Nod

by Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Hunter
£11.99

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Good Night, Everyone

by Chris Haughton
£12.99

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Owl Bat, Bat Owl

by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
£11.99

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Ada Twist, Scientist

by Andrea Beaty, David Roberts
£10.99

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Disappearing Acts

by Isabelle Bunnell
11.95

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Gift Ideas

Reading Clinics

Stuck in a reading rut? Not sure how to find the next thing to read? Our Reading Advisor will discuss your interests and reading habits to formulate a 'prescription' to cure your reading malaise. Whether you want to be surprised, stretched, challenged or just find more of what you like; we will provide a springboard for you to take the plunge. Give this as a gift to yourself or a friend! The beneficiary will receive six books over the course of a year, based on the results of an initial questionnaire followed by an hour of personal consultation in our shop. You will be presented with a reading journal and a postcard. After your consultation our Reading Advisor will select books for you. The postcard, when sent by you to Nomad, will trigger your next book!

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Nomad has a flexible arrangement of rooms and seating to provide the setting for your event, whether book related or not. We have hosted travel lectures, wine tastings, book group parties, book launches, artist's shows, craft activities as well as readings for children, young people and adults. Our space is inspiring.

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