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.
‘Becoming’ takes us through modes Iowa kitchens and ballrooms at Buckingham Palace, through moments of heart-stopping grief and profound resilience, bringing us deep into the soul of a singular, groundbreaking figure in history as she strives to live authentically, marshalling her personal strength and voice in service of a set of higher ideals. In telling her story with honesty and boldness, she issues a challenge to the rest of us: Who are we and who do we want to become?
New Year’s Eve, The Lock Corrin Estate. The Hogmanay celebrations are in full flow, nine old friends swapping stories and revelling in forgotten memories. Yet secretly, the group know they no longer have anything in common except shared history, deep old wounds and friendship-destroying secrets.
As a thick blizzard descends and the clock strikes twelve, a broken body is found in the snow. The group are trapped and all signs are pointing to murder. No-one can get in. And no-one can get out. Not even the Killer.
‘Late In the Day’ explores the tangled webs at the centre of our most intimate relationships, to expose how beneath the seemingly dependable arrangements we make for our lives lie infinite alternate configurations. Ingeniously moving between past and present and through the intricacies of her characters’ thoughts and interactions.
Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people – funny, magnetic, complex – who try to stay apart but find they can’t. It shows us how difficult it is to change who we are. And with heartbreaking tenderness, it reveals how we learn about sex and power, the desire to hurt and be hurt, the desire to love and be loved.
First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he’s proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention.
As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen.
The last person Alice Shipley expected to see when she arrived in Tangier, with her new husband, was Lucy Mason. After the horrific accident at Bennington, the two friends – once inseparable roommates- haven’t spoken in over a year. Lucy, always fearless and independent, helps Alice emerge from her flat and explore the country.
Then Alice’s husband, John, goes missing, and Alice starts to question everything around her: her relationship with her enigmatic friend, her decision to come to Tangier and her very own state of mind.
Costa 2018 Book of the Year.
Little Lien wasn’t taken from her Jewish parents in the Hague – she was given away in the hope that she might be saved. Hidden and raised by a foster family in the provinces during the Nazi occupation, she survived the war only to find that her real parents had not. Much later, she fell out with her foster family, and Bart Van Es – the grandson of Lien’s foster parents – knew he needed to find out why.
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
Sixty-six million years ago the dinosaurs were wiped from the face of the earth. Today, a new generation of dinosaur hunters are piecing together the complete history of how the dinosaurs created a hugely successful empire that lasted for around 150 million years.
‘The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs’ is a timely reminder of what humans can learn from the magnificent creatures who ruled the earth before us.
The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story
Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. Taking us from birth to death, from A&E to the mortuary, here is her astonishing, heartwarming account of a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness.
Everything I Know About Love
The National Book Awards’ Autobiography of the year 2018.
“Steeped in furiously funny accounts of one-night stands, ill-advised late-night taxi journeys up the M1, grubby flat-shares and the beauty of female friendships, as Alderton joyfully ooze-cruises her way through her twenties”