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Sail Away

by Celia Imre
£12.99

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Hotel Silence

by Augur Ava Olafsdottir
£9.99

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The Last Day

by Clare Dyer
£8.99

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Owl Sense

by Miriam Darlington
£15.99

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Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders
£8.99

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London Rules

by Mick Herron
£12.99

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Utopia for Realists

by Rutger Bregman
£8.99

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The Melody

by Jim Crace
£16.99

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Bad Romance

by Emily Hill
£14.99

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Eat Up!

by Ruby Tandoh
£12.99

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Trying

by Emily Phillips
£14.99

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12 Rules for Life

by Jordan B Peterson
£20.00

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The Ice

by Laline Paull
£8.99

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Life in the Garden

by Penelope Lively
£14.99

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Ferocity

by Nicola Lagioia
£18.00

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In Search of Mary Shelley

by Fiona Sampson
£18.99

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Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley
£5.99

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The End of Eddy

by Edouard Louis
£8.99

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The Sober Diaries

by Clare Pooley
£16.99

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London Rock

by Alec Byrne
£50.00

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Staff Picks

Picked by Tara

A Closed and Common Orbit

by Becky Chambers
£7.99

I loved this! Given how much I enjoyed the first in the series I was worried that this might disappoint, but there was no need to fear! Chambers has such a wonderful way of exploring the differences between people and how they can be a cause for celebration rather than animosity. Brilliant characters and a great universe!

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Picked by Aude

The War On Women

by Sue Lloyd-Roberts
£8.99

From Europe to Africa, from Argentina to India, from religious persecutions to social inequalities; Sue Lloyd-Roberts takes us on a devastating and outraging journey through the discriminations women face every day, everywhere in the world.

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Picked by Emma

The Lie of the Land

by Amanda Craig
£8.99

It's great to find a big, meaty novel that you can't put down. This is one of those. It has a cast of characters to empathise with and to dislike and tells a story of modern Britain that is instantly recognisable to us all. Highly recommended.

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Picked by Cindy

Exit West

by Moshin Hamid
£8.99

So glad this is out in paperback so we can introduce a whole new audience! I'd say this is short and sweet, but it is actually short and devastatingly powerful. This book takes you in gently, soothes you with familiar characters and situations and then punches you in the gut. Extremely relevant.

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Picked by Nomad

The Nowhere Man

by Gregg Hurwitz
£7.99

The sequel to Orphan X! Perfect for 'I Am Pilgrim' fans.

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Picked by Emma

The Girl Before

by JP Delaney
£7.99

If you are looking for a book to immerse yourself in and not emerge until you've turned the final page then you have picked up the right one! Perfect for fans of 'Disclaimer' and 'Girl on the Train'.

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Picked by Emma

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

by Imogen Hermes Gowar
£12.99

This book was the subject of a 10-way bidding war when it first arrived on the publishing scene and thankfully it lives up to the hype. It takes place in Georgian London amongst the brothels and shady gentlemen's clubs that proliferated at the time. Peopled with an enchantingly drawn array of characters from all sections of society, this novel is pure pleasure from start to finish. A wonderful read!

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Picked by Emma

Lullaby

by Leila Slimani
£12.99

A superb literary thriller. What drives a seemingly perfect nanny to murder the children she is paid to care for? An extraordinarily compelling, intense and chilling read.

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Picked by Bill

Ashes of London

by Andrew TAylor
£8.99

Gripping, engrossing and wonderful. An historical thriller set in London at the time of the Great Fire. Superb!

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Picked by Aude

Feel Free

by Zadie Smith
£8.99

This is Zadie Smith's first collection of essays since 'Changing My Mind' in 2009 and it is as brilliant and clever as one would expect. Zadie writes about everything; race, gender, art, love, politics, family, Brexit, Trump and life. She does it smoothly, wisely and with tenderness. Feel free when you read this book to jump from one essay to another, to agree to disagree or to allow this wonderful mind to change yours. She is my favourite writer and this book makes me like her even more.

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Picked by Harriet

How to Stop Time

by Matt Haig
£8.99

I absolutely loved this book It reminded me of how it was to read a book when I was a child, that excitement you get about a real story. I'm going to give this to my daughter to read on our holiday and I know she'll love it, too!

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Picked by Emma

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

by Gail Honeyman
£8.99

Heart-breaking and heart-warming in equal measure. A book that subtly gets under your skin and leaves you caring deeply about the characters and possibly changing the way you look at those around you who might just have more to them than meets the eye...in a good way! A gem. Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2017

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Picked by Emma

The Adversary

by Emmanuel Carrère
£8.99

This is an extraordinarily compelling read that had me staying up until 2am to finish. It is written wonderfully and retells a bizarre and gruesome true story of murder and deception. Unlike anything I've read before. Highly recommended!

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Picked by Justina

The Music Shop

by Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce has done it again! A charming 'Sunday afternoon' kind of read. Loved it, (especially the end...)

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Picked by Cindy

Swimming

by Roger Deakin
£3.50

Stick this in your back pocket and go.

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Picked by Justina

The Bedlam Stacks

by Natasha Pulley
£12.99

Imaginative, original an rich in detail. Natasha Pulley takes you into a magical realm where some great characters live their lives. threads woven in from The Watchmaker of Filigree Street are an added delight!

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Picked by Aude

Not Working

by Lisa Owens
£7.99

This book made me laugh out loud on the Tube.  The main character, Claire, is in the middle of a mid-life crisis, but she is only in her late twenties!

Not Working is a funny read, but also quite realistic. We have all asked ourselves, at least once, the existential questions Claire comes across.

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Picked by Nomad

Birdcage Walk

by Helen Dunmore
£18.99

This is the most recent novel by Helen Dunmore who died recently. An extraordinarily prolific writer, Dunmore won the inaugural Orange Prize for Fiction for her second novel A Spell of Winter and since then has gone on to write poetry, books for children and YA readers (including her popular Ingo Chronicles) as well as ever-inventive fiction including the novels The Siege, The Betrayal and Exposure.

Birdcage Walk is a stirring and visceral exploration of women’s lives in Georgian Britain and considers the traces we leave through history when we die through the voices of women who dared to think beyond the confines of their time.

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Picked by Justina

The Pictures

by Guy Bolton
£14.99

This is classic and stylish 1940s Hollywood Noir. If you like watching LA Confidential, you'll love reading this. Popcorn not included!

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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

Days Without End

by Sebastian Barry
£14.99

This book really blew me away, and obviously did the same to the Costa Book Award judges who awarded it Best Novel. The use of language, the pace, the breadth of the story are all amazing. You have to pause for breath at times. I've been following Sebastian Barry for a while, and most of his characters connect across novels, this one included, but it is totally different from the others. Catch his interview on BBC4 to hear the background of how it was written.

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Picked by Aude

Swing Time

by Zadie Smith
£7.99

A big fan of Zadie Smith's, I literally shouted for joy when I found out she finally had a new book coming out. And I am not disappointed at all. I read this book as you would drink some precious nectar: slowly and enjoying every single sip!

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Picked by Emma

Her Every Fear

by Peter Swanson
£12.99

From the author of The Kind Worth Killing and The Girl With a Clock for a Heart comes another superb page-turner. The compelling plot revolves around the main character swapping her London flat with her wealthy cousin's apartment in Boston to escape from the trauma of a violent incident with her ex-boyfriend. Unfortunately for Kate she unwittingly finds herself at the centre of an even more dangerous scenario. Fantastically creepy!

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Picked by Pauline

All The Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr
£8.99

A beautiful story, exquisitely written - a novel well deserving of its Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and Carnegie Medal. A stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II

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Books for Teens

Deception: Book 2 – Dark Matter

by Teri Terry
£7.99

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Make More Noise

by Emma Carroll
£7.99

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Witchborn

by Nicola Bowling
£6.99

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Carve The Mark

by Veronica Roth
£7.99

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La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

by Philip Pullman
£20.00

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Turtles All The Way Down

by John Green
£14.99

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Mirror Mirror

by Cara Delevingne
£12.99

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The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas
£7.99

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Seven Days of You

by Cecilia Vinesse
£6.99

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Orbiting Jupiter

by Gary D Schmidt
£7.99

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Symphony for the City of the Dead

by M.T. Anderson
£9.99

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We Come Apart

by Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan
£12.99

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Books for children ages 9-12

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

by Jessica Townsend
£5.99

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The 1,000 Year Old Boy

by Ross Welford
£6.99

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Secrets of a Teenage Heiress

by Katy Birchall
£6.99

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The Wild Robot

by Peter Brown
£6.99

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The Book of Dust

by Philip Pullman
£20.00

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The Matilda Effect

by Ellie Irving
£6.99

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Giant

by Kate Scott
£5.99

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Bad Mermaids

by Sibeal Pounder, Jason Cockroft
£5.99

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The Rose Muddle Mysteries

by Imogen White
£6.99

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Never Say Die

by Anthony Horowitz
£12.99

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Defender of the Realm: Dark Age

by Mark Huckerby, Nick Ostler
£6.99

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The City of Secret Rivers

by Jacob Sager Weinstein

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Books for children ages 6-8

The Mystery Mansion Storytelling Card Game

by Lucielle Clerk
£14.99

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Barry Loser: Worst School Trip Ever

by Jim Smith
£6.99

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Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts

by Katie and Kevin Tsang
£5/99

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The Secret Viking Adventure

by Ally Kennen
£6.99

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Women In Sport

by Rachel Ignotofsky
£12.99

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The Fox and the Ghost King

by Michael Morpurgo
£5.99

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The Dragonsitter Detective

by Josh Lacey
£4.99

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The Story of Diva and Flea

by Mo Willems, Tony DiTerlizzi
£9.99

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Kitty’s Magic

by Ella Moonheart
£4.99

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Captain Pug

by Laura James
£5.99

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King Coo

by Adam Stower
£9.99

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Amy Lee and the Megalo of Doom

by Amy Lee
£6.99

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Picture Books

Who Done It?

by Olivier Tallec
£10.99

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It’s A Book

by Lane Smith
£6.99

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Lola Dutch is a Little Bit Much

by Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright
£6.99

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Look Out, It’s a Dragon!

by Jonny Lambert
£11.99

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The Last Chip

by Duncan Beedie
£6.99

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We Are Family

by Patricia Hegarty
£7.99

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Still Stuck

by Shinsuke Yoshitake
£8.99

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Ivy and the Lonely Raincloud

by Katie Harnett
£11.99

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Woolf

by Alex Latimer
£6.99

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Titania and Oberon

by Phyllis Bray
£12.99

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Sun

by Sam Usher
£6.99

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Very Little Rapunzel

by Teresa Heapy, Sue Heap
£6.99

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Reading Clinics

Our Reading Advisor will discuss your interests and reading habits to formulate a 'prescription'. Whether to be surprised, stretched, challenged or just find more of something; we will provide a springboard to take the plunge. You will receive six books over the course of a year, based on the results of an initial questionnaire followed by a 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. 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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