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Books for Adults

Books for Adults

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.

The Book Of Humans

The Book Of Humans

Hardback £18.99

Adam Rutherford explores how many of the things once considered to be exclusively human are not: we are not the only species that communicates, makes tools, utilises fire, or has sex for reasons other than to make new versions of ourselves

 

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A History of the World in 21 Women

A History of the World in 21 Women

Hardback £16.99

Jenni Murray gives the lie to Thomas Carlyle’s infamous declaration that `the history of the world is but the biography of great men.’ Women have played just as great a role in the story of humankind, only for their own tales to be marginalised, censored and forgotten.

 

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Bloody Brilliant Women

Bloody Brilliant Women

Hardback £20

A fresh, opinionated history of all the brilliant women you should have learned about in school but didn’t. In this freewheeling history of modern Britain, Cathy Newman writes about the pioneering women who defied the odds to make careers for themselves and alter the course of modern history.

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Fear: Trump in the White House

Fear: Trump in the White House

Hardback £20

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 Spy and the Traitor

The Spy and the Traitor

Hardback £25

‘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

Vietnam; An Epic Tragedy 1945-1975

Hardback £30

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.

Paris Echo

Paris Echo

Hardback £20

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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Love Is Blind

Love Is Blind

Hardback £18.99

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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This Is Going To Hurt

This Is Going To Hurt

Paperback £8.99

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.

Mythos

Mythos

Paperback £8.99

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.

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