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Sweet Sorrow

by David Nicholls
£20.00

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Joe Country

by Mick Herron
£14.99

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Underland

by Robert Macfarland
£20.00

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Lanny

by Max Porter
£12.99

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Frankisstein

by Jeanette Winterson
£16.99

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A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings

by Helen Jukes
£6.99

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Swan Song

by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
£8.99

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Pieces of Her

by Karin Slaughter
£8.99

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A Stranger City

by Linda Grant
£16.99

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What Red Was

by Rosie Price
£12.99

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A Single Source

by Peter Hanington
£14.99

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Michael Donkor

by Michael Donkor
£8.99

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People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent

by Joseph Stiglitz
£20.00

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Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump

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Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe

by Nicholas Jubber
£20.00

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Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium

by Lucy Inglis
£9.99

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A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism

by Adam Gopnik
£14.99

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The Good Bee: A Celebration of Bees and How to Save Them

by Alison Benjamin
£9.99

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Everything in its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

by Oliver Sacks
£20.00

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Work Like a Woman: A Manifesto for Change

by Mary Portas
£8.99

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French language titles

La fille d’avril

by Annelise Heurtier
£15.50

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La frivolité est une affaire sérieuse

by Frédéric Beigbeder
£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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Père Castor : Histoires de toujours

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Dans le jardin de l’ogre

by Leïla Slimani
£9.55

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Sérotonine

by Michel Houellebecq
£23.50

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Chanson Douce

by Leïla Slimani
£8.90

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Le Journal de Gurty : vacances chez Tête de Fesses

by Bertrand Santini
£12.40

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Staff Picks

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 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 Emma

The Snakes

by Sadie Jones
£14.99

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 Pauline

Machines Like Me

by Ian McEwan
£18.99

Set in an alternative 1980's London, where Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing is a highly distinguished scientist, our two lovers face a world beyond their understanding. This subversive and entertaining novel asks us to question what makes us human and warns of the power that enables us to invent things that we are unable to control.

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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 Aude

Feel Free

by Zadie Smith
£9.99

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 made me like her even more.

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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

The Diary of a Bookseller

by Shaun Bythell
£8.99

Because Booksellers have feelings too!

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Picked by Justina

The Killing of Butterfly Joe

by Rhidian Brook
£8.99

This book really is a fantastically enjoyable wild-eyed road trip across 1980's America, with characters who will stay with you, and break your heart that they are only fiction!
The world, for me, was a little bit duller when I turned the last page on the charismatic, irritating and beautiful Butterfly Joe. A truly epic read!

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Picked by Pauline

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

by Yuval Noah Harari
£18.99

Yuval Noah Harari is a brilliant original thinker with remarkable insights into the human condition.
You may not agree with everything he says, but he's always worth reading.

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Picked by Emma

Middle England

by Jonathan Coe
£16.99

Jonathan Coe's new novel is a literary reflection of the times we are unfortunately living in. Despite tackling depressing subjects and being full of anger, this book is also very funny and touching. Highly recommended.

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Picked by Aude

Normal People

by Sally Rooney
£14.99

Both cosy and devastating, this book is about love, life and loss. Sally Rooney masters the art of great characters and knows how to capture beautiful but simple moments.

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Picked by Aude

Refuge

by Dina Nayeri
£12.99

Refuge is one of the most poetic books I have read this year. It's an important insight into what it means to leave your country and your roots behind, and it's a beautiful tale of family, adulthood and release.

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Picked by Justina

The Corset

by Laura Purcell
£7.99

A fantastic and easy to fall into Gothic tale, told between a female prisoner and her charitable visitor. The ending is so chilling I got goosebumps! Loved it!

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Picked by Pauline

Bitter Orange

by Claire Fuller
£14.99

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 above 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 Pauline

To Catch a King

by Charles Spencer
£9.99

This is a thrilling adventure, full of suspense and danger, with a bittersweet ending. Charles Spencer's greatest talent lies in his ability to bring historical records together and weave them into a very human narrative. A terrific book.

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Picked by Justina

Only to Sleep

by Lawrence Osborne
£12.99

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

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Picked by Cindy

Love is Blind

by William Boyd
£18.99

I realised how blindly I’ll follow anything that William Boyd writes as I dove into Love is Blind without paying the proper amount of attention. I had to restart when I realised, halfway through, that I’d got the wrong end of the stick. But persevere (and that’s not at all hard with Boyd) and you’ll be rewarded! And if you pay attention in the beginning you won’t have to re-read like I did, although you may want to anyway!! Download some Liszt to listen to while you read.

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Picked by Aude

The Restless Girls

by Jesse Burton

Such a lovely read for children and adults alike! This retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses has all the modern (and necessary) twists one can hope for; fierce and independent female main characters, beautiful and diverse illustrations, exceptional writing and, of course, a perfect ending!

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Picked by Pauline

A History of the World in 21 Women

by Jenni Murray
£16.99

In A History of the World in 21 Women, Jenni Murray celebrates the lives, struggles and achievements of some of the most extraordinary people to have ever walked the Earth. They ruled empires, they led nations.

They were pioneers in the arts and geniuses of science. They led while others followed, spoke truth to power and fought for change. All left behind an indelible mark.

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Picked by Cindy

Ponti

by Sharlene Teo
£8.99

The three main characters of Ponti are women; two teenagers who are friends by default and the mother of one of them, who is a muse and a curse to them both. But there is a fourth character here, Singapore, so amazingly drawn that I briefly believed I'd been there. It's not portrayed positively, but in such a raw and honesty way that I could feel the heat, smell the air. Teo's depiction of unloved, unpopular, unattractive and ignored teenage girls is universal and disturbing in its clarity.

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Picked by Cindy

Paris Echo

by Sebastian Faulks
£20.00

Characters with nothing in common but their obsession with finding the past in present day Paris, intersect and influence each other. The city of Paris is as much a character in this tale as the people living there. Faulks weaves the strands of the German Occupation, the Algerian conflict, and the necessity of understanding history in the present context into this graceful and contemplative book. This inspired me to re-read several other Faulks novels....talk about echoes!

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Picked by Pauline

The Templars

by Dan Jones
£9.99

If you are interested in history, this is the book for you. Fascinating read, very well put together, once started hard to put down.

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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 Cindy

I am, I am, I am

by Maggie O’Farrell
£8.99

This book is a bit like a literary defibrillator...each short chapter makes your heart stop but manages to start it again with a light touch, a humourous angle or a wise observation. O'Farrells skill at manipulating the tone of a piece is astounding.

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Picked by Cindy

Kudos

by Rachel Cusk
£8.99

Kudos is the third in a trilogy but can stand alone quite well. Reading it has been more like overhearing conversations than actually reading. Although Cusk is not a silent participant and is sometimes the subject of the conversations, she makes it feel like you're a part of them. The portraits she draws are meticulously crafted without a wasted word. As with the previous books in the series, Outline and Transit, I felt I was being given an honest portrayal of the smallest details in life which are also life's largest questions.

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Picked by Justina

A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles
£8.99

A charming and rich story. I was more than a little in love with Count Alexander Rostov throughout his tale of house arrest, in the hotel Metropole, while Russia raged...
With bravery, humour, compassion and the friendship of those who worked and passed through the doors of the hotel, the lovely Count finds that life's twists and turns can be more fulfilling than he ever expected. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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Picked by Justina

Entanglement

by Katy Mahood
£8.99

If you know anything about Quantum Mechanics you may second guess this effortless interweaving of the lives of two families, told over three decades. but if not, you will be drawn into their entanglement willingly as their paths cross and the moments that shape their lives continue to link them in unexpected and Quantum Mechanical ways...Thoroughly enjoyed this well written and gentle story.

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Picked by Aude

Once We Were Sisters

by Sheila Kohler
£8.99

A sad but extremely beautiful book relating the childhood of two sisters, and a search for answers that might never come, after the death of one. Supported by impeccable writing, this memoir takes us across the world, becoming as much of a personal recollection of family memories, stories, images, and sensations as a vivid record of what it was to become and adult in the 60s and 70s.

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Picked by Aude

Cows

by Dawn O’Porter
£8.99

A brilliant adult debut for Dawn O'Porter. The voices of the characters in The Cows are powerful and they all need to be heard (or read!), whether you feel sympathy for them or not. With themes ranging from public shaming and social media to guilt, motherhood and feminism, this novel is definitely an interesting read with a completely unexpected ending.

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Picked by Pauline

Six Minutes in May

by Nicholas Shakespeare
£9.99

How did Churchill become Prime Minister instead of the obvious choice, the Foreign Secretary, Lord Halifax? In this riveting study, Nicholas Shakespeare argues that Churchill's elevation was far from inevitable, so how did he pull it off? This book reminds us that Britain's ultimate deliverance depended upon a highly unlikely, if fortuitous, sequence of events. Quite brilliant!

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Picked by Pauline

Venice: Four Seasons of Home Cooking

by Russell Norman
£26.00

The author of the wonderful Polpo has written another cracker. Seasonal but uncomplicated recipes from Venice will inspire you all year round.

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Picked by Emma

A Manual for Heartache

by Cathy Rentzenbrink
£7.99

This book is a special thing. If you are feeling sad and life seems tough than let this lovely book be a companion through the darkest times. The author is speaking from a place of knowledge and her voice is calming and kind.

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Picked by Aude

Savages

by Sabri Louatah
£12.99

Fed up with the Americans and Trump? Read about the French instead (you know how self-centred we are)! Sabri Louth is a gifted writer and no doubt you will find this 'what if' thriller-like political novel, the first instalment in a quartet, as fascinating and entertaining as the current masquerade at the White House!

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Picked by Pauline

Middle Eastern Food

by Claudia Roden
£25.00

I still own - and use - my very tattered 1968 edition of this book, so I am delighted to be able to replace it with this wonderful updated version. All my old favourites are here, together with many more. The stories, memories and culinary wisdom it contains make this a truly classic cookbook.

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Picked by Cindy

Greatest Hits

by Laura Barnett
£7.99

The author of the bestseller, ‘The Versions of Us’, has come out with a truly original combination of literature and music. Greatest Hits was published simultaneously with an album by singer/songwriter Kathryn Williams. They collaborated on the lyrics and when they do readings and performances, they perform together as Laura is also a musician.

The story of the tragic life of a music legend in the style of Joni Mitchel or Carole King is told in chapters headed by the lyrics of one of each of the songs on the album. I enjoyed this on many levels. It introduced me to the music of Kathryn Williams.

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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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Picked by Cindy

Lines in the Sand

by A.A. Gill
£9.99

I sank into this collection with the total confidence that I was being looked after. My favourite essay, which I was pleased to see here, is about Life Drawing! Gill sometimes makes me want to throw the book across the room with frustration but that's part of the attraction.

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Picked by Justina

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir

by Jennifer Ryan
£7.99

This delightful story has everything. A bit of drama, a bit of intrigue, some deception and a smatter of romance, but most of all it has friendship, support and the joy, and surprise, of finding your own voice. Loved it!!

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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 Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

by Imogen Hermes Gowar
£8.99

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 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

Swing Time

by Zadie Smith
£8.99

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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Books for Teens

Arctic Zoo

by Robert Muchamore
£12.99

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Under a Dancing Sky

by Laura Wood
£7.99

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Fugitive Six: Lorien Legacies Reborn

by Pittacus Lore
£8.99

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The Agony Of Bun O’Keefe

by Heather Smith
£7.99

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My Brother’s Name is Jessica

by John Boyne
£12.99

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Fierce Fragile Hearts

by Sara Barnard
£7.99

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Things a Bright Girl Can Do

by Sally Nicholls
£7.99

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A Sky Painted Gold

by Laura Wood
£7.99

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Orphan Monster Spy

by Matt Killeen
£7.99

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The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage

by Philip Pullman
£7.99

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Killer T

by Robert Muchamore
£12.99

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Where the World Ends

by Geraldine McCaughrean
£6.99

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Books for children ages 10-12

Becoming Dinah

by Kit De Waal
£7.99

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Bloom

by Nicola Skinner
£12.99

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Wundersmith

by Jessica Townsend
£6.99

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The Garden of Lost Secrets

by A.M. Howell
£6.99

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Wildspark

by Vashti Hardy
£6.99

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The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe

by Ally Condie
£7.99

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A Wolf Called Wander

by Rosanne Parry
£6.99

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Spirit

by Sally Christie
£7.99

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The Witch’s Warning

by Joseph Delaney
£6.99

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Lily and the Rockets

by Rebecca Stevens
£6.99

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Dancing the Charleston

by Jacqueline Wilson
£12.99

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Kat Wolfe Takes the Case

by Lauren St John
£6.99

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Books for children ages 8-10

The World’s Worst Teachers

by David Walliams
£14.99

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Royal Rabbits of London: The Great Diamond Chase

by Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore
£6.99

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Fing

by David Walliams
£12.99

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The Mystery at Stormy Point

by Tracey Corderoy
£6.99

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How to Bake a Sausage Dog

by Kirsten Reinhardt
£6.99

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Hilda and the Great Parade

by Luke Pearson & Stephen Davies
£9.99

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A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories

by Angela McAllister & Alice Lindstrom
£12.99

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Flamingo Boy

by Michael Morpurgo
£6.99

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Unexpected Twist

by Michael Rosen
£6.99

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Football School Season 3: Where Football Explains the World

by Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton, Spike Gerrell
£9.99

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Football School-The Amazing Quiz Book

by Alex Bellos
£5.99

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Books for Young Readers

McTavish Takes The Biscuit

by Meg Rosoff
£6.99

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A Year of Nature Poems

by Joseph Coelho & Kelly Louise Judd
£11.99

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Armadillo and Hare – Signed copies available!

by Jeremy Strong
£9.99

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The Snowman

by Michael Morpurgo
£12.99

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The Little Prince

by Michael Morpurgo
£9.99

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Horrid Henry Ghosts and Ghouls

by Francesca Simon
£6.99

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Eye, Eye, Captain

by Jane Clarke
£4.99

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First Prize for the Worst Witch

by Jill Murphy
£9.99

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Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips

by Kes Gray
£5.99

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Stoat on Stage – The Travels of Ermine

by Jennifer Gray, Elisa Paganelli
£5.99

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Picture Books

Tad

by Benji Davies
£12.99

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Oi Duck-Billed Platypus

by Kes Gray & Jim Field
£6.99

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The Way to Treasure Island

by Lizzy Stewart
£11.99

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Flock

by Gemma Koomen
£12.99

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Amazing

by Steve Anthony
£6.99

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Squishy McFluff: Tea with the Queen

by Pip Jones
£6.99

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Raj and the Best Holiday Ever

by Seb Braun
£6.99

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Slow Samson

by Bethany Christou
£6.99

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Knock Knock Alien

by Caryl Hart
£6.99

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The Colour of Happy

by Laura Baker
£6.99

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Cinnamon

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Go, Go, Pirate Boat

by Katrina Charman
£6.99

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