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The Wild Silence

by Raynor Winn
£14.99

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Vesper Flights

by Helen Macdonald
£16.99

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A Room Made of Leaves

by Kate Grenville
£16.99

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7 Ways

by Jamie Oliver
£26.00

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Dear Reader

by Cathy Rentzenbrink
£12.99

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What can I do?

by Jane Fonda
£20.00

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Moonflower Murders

by Anthony Horowitz
£20.00

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False Value

by Ben Aaronovitch
£8.99

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Girl, Woman, Other

by Bernadine Evaristo
£8.99

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Queenie

by Candice Carty-Williams
£8.99

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Adults

by Emma Jane Unsworth
£12.99

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The 24-Hour Cafe

by Libby Page
£12.99

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A Long Petal of the Sea

by Isabel Allende
£16.99

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The Volunteer

by Jack Fairweather
£7.99

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Eat Green

by Melissa Hemsley
£22.00

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I Feel Bad About My Neck

by Nora Ephron
£9.99

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The Catch

by Mick Herron
£9.99

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Meet Me at the Museum

by Anne Youngson
£8.99

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The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide

by Jen Gale
£12.99

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Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy

by David Mitchell
£20.00

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French language titles

Père Castor : Histoires de toujours

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£21.50

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Tenir jusqu’à l’aube

by Carole Fives
£18.50

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L’homme qui plantait des arbres

by Jean Giono & Olivier Desvaux
£16

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Staff Picks

Picked by Aude

Rules for Perfect Murders

by Peter Swanson
£12.99

Who knew booksellers could be such enticing murder mystery characters? This novel is both an easy read and the perfect book for fans of classic crime novels. The concept is fun and intriguing and the end doesn't disappoint!

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Picked by Aude

The Guest List

by Lucy Foley
£12.99

Much darker than her previous book and not as fast paced, but equally well plotted, The Guest List will keep you on edge - Lucy Foley's trick to only reveal the identity of the victim in the very last chapters is oh so effective. Perfect for an easy read but also quite political about the education system, and the beautiful Irish background adds to the eerie feeling this book will leave you with. 

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Picked by Emma

Grown Ups

by Marian Keyes
£20.00

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Lose yourself in the stories of the extended Casey family. Marian Keyes has an uncanny talent for capturing the subtle tensions in relationships. This is a great read. Funny, sad and hugely enjoyable. 

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Picked by Emma

The Five

by Hallie Rubenhold
£9.99

A wonderful work of gripping social history. Rubenhold sets out to change the narrative surrounding the lives of the victims of Jack the Ripper, and she does so with great success. She gives a voice to these five women. We see them as daughters, mothers, wives and business owners and not mere dispensable prostitutes as the press at the time, and the prevailing opinions since, have done. Alongside this, she paints a picture of such great inequality and moral oppression in Victorian Britain that ordinary people who happen to fall on hard times have barely any chance of rescuing themselves from a life of severe poverty and degradation. This isn't a cheery read by any means, but it is still superb!

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Picked by Justina

House of Trelawney

by Hannah Rothschild
£16.99

This is a hugely entertaining, laugh-out-loud love story and social satire set in the parallel and seemingly unconnected worlds of the British aristocracy and high finance. There is illegitimacy, revenge, death, love and the crash of 2008 all packaged around a sprawling wreck of a house and the lost and found friendships of three women. Hannah Rothschild has done it again!

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Picked by Jessie

Frankissstein

by Jeanette Winterson
£8.99

Shifting between Mary Shelley's Georgian England and the present day, this frightening tale of monsters and machines is a beautifully apt retelling of Frankenstein for the Brexit age. 

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Picked by Pauline

The Sphinx

by Hugo Vickers
£25.00

Gladys was Born in 1881 to immensely wealthy but dissolute American parents.Like other American heiresses, she married into the British aristocracy, The Duke of Malborough, And Blenheim Palace Became her home. It was an unhappy marriage, and As an outsider with skeletons in her family’s cupboard, she was not accepted by the British establishment in The 1920s . 100 years on, there are Obvious parallels - So Is her gilded cage any different from today’s World of the entitled? Over to you dear reader...

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Picked by Pauline

The Catch

by Mick Herron
£9.99

If you haven't read Mick Herron yet, try this novella. Dark, funny, smart - a perfect introduction to his work. 

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Picked by Aude

Such a Fun Age

by Kiley Reid
£12.99

This is a debut you will not want to miss. Kiley Reid's writing is simple and to the point. Her characters are subtle and realistic, and the strong topics she tackles, she tackles with panache. All qualities that make for an enjoyable read! 

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Picked by Jessie

Convenience Store Woman

by Sayaka Murata
£8.99

Keiko has removed herself from society, instead immersing herself in the fluorescent routine of the convenience store she works in. Eerie, deadpan and wonderfully bizarre, Convenience Store Woman questions what normality is, and how far we would go to attain it. 

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Picked by Emma

Reasons To Be Cheerful

by Nina Stibbe
£8.99

The third in a series about the eccentric but loveable Vogel family, Reasons to be Cheerful is as heartwarming and hilarious as the previous two. It's 1980 and our heroine, Lizzie, is now working in Leicester as an assistant to a dentist with some very strange ideas. Bizarre and brilliantly funny encounters with the public ensue. Reading Nina Stibbe's books should be recommended on the NHS as relief from the dreadful times we're living in!

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Picked by Jessie

10 Minutes, 38 Seconds in This Strange World

by Elif Shafak
£14.99

Taking place in the liminal moments after death, this is a deeply humane look at prejudice, brutality and the ways in which the human spirit endures - even thrives - under adversity. Despite the bleak premise, there are moments of real humour and hope interwoven, and the characters will stay with you long after you close the book.

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Picked by Aude

Grand Union

by Zadie Smith
£20.00

Zadie Smith has done it again. She uses the most exquisite language to tell stories of love, war, rage and life.
There is nothing like her writing, and no writer quite like her.

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Picked by Aude

So Lucky

by Dawn O’Porter
£14.99

This is a very enjoyable book. Of course, other authors have done this before, and perhaps better... but it is very good indeed to read about sisterhood and female empowerment, and the ending is rather satisfying!

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Picked by Pauline

The Sentence is Death

by Anthony Horowitz
£8.99

This is the second book (the first being 'The Word is Murder'), featuring disgraced Detective Daniel Hawthorne - and it is yet another excellent read! The murder victim is a celebrity divorce lawyer with many enemies; but which one did the deed? Many layers of mystery have to be revealed before the truth is uncovered. Great stuff! 

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Picked by Pauline

Once Upon a River

by Diane Setterfield
£8.99

A badly injured stranger arrives at the door of an inn on the banks of the Thames, carrying the corpse of a child. Hours later the dead girl stirs. Is it a miracle or magic? A book full of folklore, suspense and romance, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as Setterfeld's bestseller, The Thirteenth Tale. Thoroughly enjoyable. 

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Picked by Justina

The Starless Sea

by Erin Morgenstern
£16.99

The threads of this epic tale are so beautifully woven, so deeply breathtaking that I had to keep putting it down, but then I couldn't wait to get back, to get lost, in this amazing and imaginative story. It really is thoroughly absorbing to travel under a starless sea. Great ending, too!

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Picked by Jessie

The Testaments

by Margaret Atwood
£20.00

I never expected to return to Gilead, but with its echoes of our own contemporary society, you can see the impetus for Atwood to delve back in. There is horror and brutality, and it often hits too close to home, but more importantly, there is hope and surprising humour. The Testaments answers all the questions left open in The Handmaid's Tale with a rapid agenda, and leaves you breathless and exhilarated. Fans won't be disappointed! 

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Picked by Emma

The Falconer

by Dana Czapnik
£8.99

This book is pure joy from start to finish. The heroine, Lucy, is a wonderful companion in this coming-of-age tale and love letter to New York. The writing is lyrical, rhythmic and wise. It's a quick read, so go slowly, immerse yourself in Lucy's world and enjoy. 

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Picked by Aude

A Weekend in New York

by Benjamin Markovitz
£8.99

I very rarely read books written by men... but Benjamin Markovitz had me at the first page! His sensibility, prose and humour are engrossing. I can't wait to read the next chapter in the life of the Essingers. 

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Picked by Aude

Walking Distance

by Lizzie Stewart
£10.99

This is the perfect present for the women in your life. Women who like walking, women who like coats women who are sisters, mothers; women who tend to worry about the world... All kinds of women. One perfect book. 

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Picked by Justina

A Single Thread

by Tracy Chevalier
£14.99

Warm, vivid and beautifully orchestrated. This tale is a gentle reminder of how far women, and society in general have come since the period between the two world wars - with the social conventions and prejudices of the day. Still horrified by the term 'surplus women', but this read is well worth the brief involvement with one of them...

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Picked by Harriet

The Dutch House

by Ann Patchett
£18.99

A powerful story about siblings Maeve and Danny, whose father's surprise purchase of a remarkable house outside Philadelphia will have an extraordinary effect upon their entire lives. I am a great admirer of Ann Patchett and very happily, she is a great Nomad fan too. Do read her works! 

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Picked by Harriet

Fleishman Is In Trouble

by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
£18.99

There has been a lot of hype for this book, and having just finished it I can happily say that it definitely lives up to it. I absolutely loved it. Laugh out loud funny, brilliantly observed and surprising. How exciting to have a new novelist to admire and look forward to her next book. 

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Picked by Emma

Now We Shall Be Entirely Free

by Andrew Miller
£8.99

Historical fiction at its best - transporting, stunningly written and full of fascinating detail. The grit and grime of Georgian Britain and the brutality of the battlefield come alive in this story told through the eyes of a cast of convincingly drawn characters. Choose this book and you shall be entirely satisfied! 

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Picked by Pauline

Quichotte

by Salman Rushdie
£20.00

Salman Rushdie's new book offers us a modern satire on trump's America in the guise of a retelling of Cervante's famous novel. The plot involves two intertwined stories, both real and unreal, one concerning a spy fiction novelist trying to reconnect with his estranged sister, the other, a mentally fragile former salesman (who invents his own Sancho Panza) intent on a cross-country quest to court the woman of his dreams - a former Bollywood star he has never met. This is a tour de force of imaginative writing and is already long-listed for the Booker Prize.

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Picked by Jessie

Lanny

by Max Porter
£12.99

In a small village outside London, Dead Papa Toothwart presides over a chorus of locals, narrating their everyday gossip with intrusive glee. At their centre is Lanny, a curious, ethereal young boy, beloved for his sweet strangeness. Darkly humorous, emotionally gripping and poetically rich, I absolutely loved this!

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Picked by Aude

At The Pond

by Margaret Drabble
£9.99

Even if you are not a keen swimmer (and even if you have never been to the Hampstead Ladies' Pond), you will be moved by this poetic book and its many voices, telling tales of nature and sharing stories of female friendship and solidarity. 

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Picked by Justina

Only To Sleep

by Lawrence Osborne
£8.99

Fans of Raymond Chandler will not be disappointed by this modern day Philip Marlowe story. Detecting and nostalgia at its best (the Margarita was sadly not named for Rita Heyworth but Margarita Henkel, the daughter of the German ambassador, in October 1941!). 

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Picked by Pauline

One More Croissant For the Road

by Felicity Cloake
£14.99

If you love food and France, you will love this! Felicity Cloake is an author and food writer for The Guardian and New Statesman Magazine. Her other passion is cycling, so this all came together in a 3,500km ride around France eating her way through the country's wonderful food. The resulting melange is a delightfully funny mix of travel and food writing, complete with her versions of French classic recipes - scrumptious!

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Picked by Emma

Putney

by Sofka Zinovieff
£8.99

A superb and unflinching book about a shocking and timely subject. Told through the eyes of three characters and spanning forty years, this novel explores the theme of abuse of power by some adults towards children and the damage inflicted, which is not always acknowledged until many years later. Despite the bleak subject matter, this book is an exquisitely written page-turner and a perfect holiday read.

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Picked by Emma

Big Sky

by Kate Atkinson
£20.00

It's been eight long years since the last Jackson Brodie novel by Kate Atkinson, but the wait has been worth it. Her crime novels skillfully mix very serious topics with wry humour and a very British sense of absurdity. Hugely enjoyable. Welcome back Jackson!

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Picked by Emma

The Snakes

by Sadie Jones
£8.99

A marvellous book. Exceptionally written with the pace of a thriller. Compelling from start to finish. If you're looking for the sort of book that has you staying up to read into the small hours then look no further. 

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Picked by Harriet

City of Girls

by Elizabeth Gilbert
£16.99

A perfect holiday book, set in the theatre world of 1940s New York. You'll love these engaging characters, with crackling dialogue and fast-paced lives. There are wonderful set pieces in this very absorbing story. 

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Picked by Pauline

Bitter Orange

by Claire Fuller
£8.99

Frances Jellico is dying and remembering the summer of 1969, when she was commissioned to survey the follies in the garden of a derelict country house. There, living in the attic, she meets Cara and Peter who are staying in the rooms below hers. As Frances falls under her new friends' spell, the house offers up its own secrets, and we begin to enter theirs. Wonderfully atmospheric, a great read, right up to the last page and the final denouement. 

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Picked by Emma

Ghost Wall

by Sarah Moss
£8.99

This is a fantastic book written by one of the UK's most exciting authors. It is a creepy and deceptively chilling read, which is exceptionally well written and completely gripping. It blends ancient English history with modern life seamlessly. Don't miss out, it's wonderful. 

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Picked by Justina

The Editor

by Steven Rowley
£8.99

An elegantly crafted and moving story of a young man's journey to the end of his semi-autobiographical first novel, made all the more exciting as his editor is none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, or just Mrs Onassis, as she is known in the office. I laughed out loud and cried at the end. It was great!

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Picked by Pauline

Wilding

by Isabella Tree
£8.99

This is an extraordinary book. Over the past seventeen years the writer's substantial West Sussex Estate, Knepp, has been turned from an almost bankrupt dairy farm into a natural haven. This enthralling account of their work there, in which large numbers of endangered species now freely roam the land, shows how an ecological breakthrough can be made with imagination and persistence. The writing is excellent, but not written for academics, so it is easily accessible to the lay reader - and an amazing read it is!

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Picked by Pauline

Circe

by Madeline Miller
£8.99

The Greek goddess Circe's story comes magically to life in the lyrical writing of Madeline Miller. Vivid characters and wonderful storytelling combine to make this an un-put-downable celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.

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Picked by Emma

An American Marriage

by Tayeri Jones
£8.99

Heart-wrenching, beautiful and wise. An American Marriage is a gripping read about family, race, love and modern America. A book that deserves to be devoured in one sitting if you're lucky enough to be able to.

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Picked by Aude

Standard Deviation

by Katherine Heiny
£8.99

Meet eccentric Audra, hesitant Graham, wise Matthew, sensible Elspeth and their loved ones, as Katherine Heiny takes you on a journey through their lives, secrets and dysfunctions. Standard Deviation is quite a gem of a read: funny, smart and refreshing.

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Picked by Emma

Everything I Know About Love

by Dolly Alderton
£8.99

A wonderful book. Dolly Alderton is wise beyond her years and hilarious with it. This lovely memoir is a joy from beginning to end.

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Books for Teens

One of us is Next

by Karen M. McManus
£7.99

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Becoming Dinah

by Kit de Waal
£7.99

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The Missing of Clairdelune

by Christelle Dabos
£15.99

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A Heart So Fierce and Broken

by Brigid Kemmerer
£7.99

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The Toll

by Neal Shusterman
£7.99

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The Deathless Girls

by Karen Millwood Hargrave
£12.99

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Books for children ages 10-12

Where the World Turns Wild

by Nicola Penfold
£6.99

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Unlocking the Universe

by Stephen & Lucy Hawking
£14.99

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Shadowsea

by Peter Bunzl
£7.99

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Orion Lost

by Alistair Chisholm
£6.99

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Nevertell

by Katharine Orton
£7.99

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Ogre Enchanted

by Gail Carson Levine
£5.99

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The Way Past Winter

by Karen Millwood Hargrave
£6.99

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Boy Giant

by Michael Morpurgo
£12.99

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The Time of Green Magic

by Hilary McKay
£12.99

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Books for children ages 8-10

Toto

by Michael Morpurgo
£6.99

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Here in the Real World

by Sara Pennypacker
£7.99

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The Friendship War

by Andrew Clements
£5.99

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Tiger Heart

by Penny Chrimes
£7.99

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Malamander

by Thomas Taylor
£7.99

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The House Without Windows

by Barbara Newhall Follett
£12.99

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Books for Young Readers

Picture Books

Tad

by Benji Davies
£6.99

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Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet

by Kate Pankhurst
£6.99

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A Hat for Mr Mountain

by Soojin Kwak
£6.99

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We Catch the Bus

by Katie Abey
£6.99

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Love From the Crayons

by Oliver Jeffers
£6.99

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Catch That Crocodile

by Anushka Ravishankar
£6.99

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Our House is on Fire

by Jeanette Winter
£12.99

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All the Ways to be Smart

by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys
£11.99

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