We carry a wide range of new titles for adults – customers are often surprised to find that something they’ve only just read about is already on display in the shop. We’re not only about new books though – we have an extensive selection of backlist titles across all genres. Whether you’re interested in fiction, history, biography, politics or science, you’ll find a good read on our shelves. And we cater for practical needs too – we’ve a very well-stocked travel section, a great collection of cookery books, and much more.
Fear: Trump in the White House
The inside story on President Trump, as only Bob Woodward can tell it.
Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residents.
‘The best true spy story I have ever read’ John Le Carre
A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain’s greatest historians.
Vietnam; An Epic Tragedy 1945-1975
A masterful chronicle of one of the most devastating international conflicts on the twentieth century.
No past volume has blended a political and military narrative of the entire conflict with heart-stopping personal experiences, in the fashion that Max Hastings’ readers know so well. He marshals testimony from warlords and peasants, statesmen and soldiers, to create an extraordinary record.
Here is Paris as you have never seen it before – a city in which every building seems to hold the echo of an unacknowledged past, the shadows of Vichy and Algeria.
In this urgent and deeply moving novel, Faulks deals with questions of empire, grievance and identity. With great originality and a dark humour, Paris Echo asks how much we really need to know if we are to live a valuable life.
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Set at the end of the nineteenth century. William Boyd’s heart-stopping new novel follows the fortunes of Brodie Moneur, a young Scottish musician, about to embark on the story of his life.
Love is Blind is a tale of dizzying passion and brutal revenge; of artistic endeavour and the illusions it creates; of all the possibilities that life can offer, and how cruelly they can be snatched away.
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97 – hour weeks. Life and death decisions. A constant tsunami of bodily fluids. And the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Welcome to the life of a Junior Doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay’s diaries provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few thing’s you didn’t – about life on and off the hospital ward.
In Stephen Fry’s vivid retelling we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the great head of Zeus, and follow doomed Persephone into the dark and lonely realm of the Underworld. We shiver when Pandora opens her jar of evil torments and watch with joy as the legendary love affair between Eros and Psyche unfolds. Mythos captures these extraordinary myths for our modern age – in all their dazzling and deeply human relevance.
In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with the Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her trouble and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes ‘interesting’. The last thing she ever wanted to be To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous….
The Pebbles on the Beach; A Spotter's Guide
Pebble-hunting is a pleasant hobby that makes little demand upon one’s patience and still less upon one’s physical energy. (You may even enjoy the hunt from the luxurious sloth of a deckchair.) One of the true delights of the pebble-seeker is to read the stories in the stones – to determine whence and by what means they came to be there. We must always bear in mind that a pebble is a transient thing. It is in the half-way stage of a long existence.
Graham’s second wife Audra is an unrestrained force of good nature. She talks non-stop through her labour and invites the doorman to move in. When she makes friends with Elspeth – Graham’s first wife and Audra’s polar opposite – Graham starts to wonder if he made the right choice. A wonderfully funny and compassionate portrait of a modern marriage. Highly recommended.