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RHS Little Book of Small Space Gardening

by Kay Maguire
£12.99

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The Mitford Murders

by Jessica Fellowes
£7.99

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

by Yuval Harari
£9.99

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The Trick to Time

by Kit de Waal
£12.99

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Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8

by Naoki Higashida
£8.99

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Home Fire

by Kamila Shamsie
£8.99

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Shakespeare’s London on 5 Groats A Day

by Richard Tames
£8.99

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The Secret Barrister

by Various
£16.99

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The Otter’s Tale

by Simon Cooper
£9.99

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The Cows

by Dawn O’Porter
£8.99

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Stiff Upper Lip

by Alex Renton
£9.99

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Pizarro: Spanish Flavours

by Jose Pizarro
£16.99

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Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World

by Penelope Bagieu
£17.99

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Biscuiteers Book of Iced Gifts

by Biscuiteers
£20.00

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Bring Me Back

by B A Paris
£7.99

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The Wood: The Life & Times of Cockshutt Wood

by John Lewis-Stempel
£14.99

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Norse Mythology

by Neil Gaiman
£8.99

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The Origin of (Almost) Everything

by New Scientist
£12.99

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Platters and Boards

by Shelley Westerhausen
£18.99

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The Garden Visitor’s Handbook 2018

by The National Garden Scheme (NGS)
£13.99

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Staff Picks

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 Cindy

Reservoir 13

by Jon McGregor
£8.99

Such an unexpected treat! The description on the jacket is so misleading.  It's not a murder mystery or a police procedural as you would expect. This gem of a book is a subtle and sensitive exploration of the rhythms of life, the countryside, the seasons, the complexities of human relationships and the passing of time.  Universal in every way.  Reading this book is like taking a very deep breath and letting it out slowly.

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Picked by Emma

Everything I Know About Love

by Dolly Alderton
£12.99

A wonderful book. Holly 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 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 Justina

The Music Shop

by Rachel Joyce
£8.99

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

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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 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
£8.99

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
£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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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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Books for Teens

Children of Blood and Bone

by Tomi Adeyemi
£7.99

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Optimists Die First

by Susin Nielsen
£7.99

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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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Outwalkers

by Fiona Shaw
£10.99

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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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Books for children ages 9-12

Flamingo Boy

by Michael Morpurgo
£12.99

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Max and the Millions

by Ross Montgomery
£6.99

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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

by Jessica Townsend
£5.99

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Mary’s Monster

by Lita Judge
£12.99

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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 Book of Dust

by Philip Pullman
£20.00

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A Galaxy of Her Own

by Libby Jackson
£16.99

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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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The City of Secret Rivers

by Jacob Sager Weinstein

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Bad Mermaids

by Sibeal Pounder, Jason Cockroft
£5.99

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Books for children ages 6-8

The Adventures of Swashbuckle Lil

by Laura Ellen Anderson
£5.99

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Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts

by Katie and Kevin Tsang
£5/99

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Barry Loser: Worst School Trip Ever

by Jim Smith
£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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Mango & Bambang

by Polly Faber, Claire Vulliamy
£8.99

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Picture Books

My First London Bus

by Marion Billet
£10.99

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Hug Me, Please!

by Przemyslaw Wechterowicz
£6.99

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The Grotlyn

by Benji Davies
£6.99

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Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen

by Deborah Hopkinson
£12.99

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Who Was That?

by Olivier Tallec
£11.99

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Rosie’s Walk

by Pat Hutchins
£6.99

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Almost Anything

by Sophy Henn
£6.99

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Pigeon P.I

by Meg McLaren
£6.99

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How to Count 1 to 5 in Five Languages

by Kenard Pak
£8.99

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Who Done It?

by Olivier Tallec
£10.99

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Look Out, It’s a Dragon!

by Jonny Lambert
£11.99

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Lola Dutch is a Little Bit Much

by Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright
£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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