What would happen if you were cycling to the office and just kept on pedalling? Needing a change, Mike Carter did just that. Following the Thames to the sea he embarked on an epic 5,000 mile ride around the entire British coastline – the equivalent of London to Calcutta. He encountered drunken priests, drag queens and gnome sanctuaries. He met … Read More
Praise for Enchantment’s Reach: ’…magnificent…possibly one of the best fantasy books of its kind ever written. It’s just that deep, that soul-searching — that good.’ Micki Peluso, journalist, author. ’It just doesn’t get any better than this… simply great writing! If you are searching for a great read with a deeper meaning that will leave you in contemplative thought, then … Read More
The Brotherhood – safe haven or prison? After her parents’ sudden death, a grieving Melissa falls back on her faith and into the welcoming arms of a religious sect. Captivated by their leader, Dominic, she leaves her old life behind and moves to the countryside to join them. But life in The Brotherhood is not as safe as it first … Read More
A hare carved in stone, and the scent of flowers in a house full of echoes – can Freya’s inheritance help her to leave the past behind? ‘Had I gone completely crazy that first day? To open the door, take one astonished look round, and decide on the spot that I would live there? To fall in love with a house?’ When … Read More
Berkeley Hunt doesn’t want to be Prime Minister of the UK. Although mystified by nearly everything, and ill-equipped for the role as Head of Government, he nonetheless endeavours to do ‘The Right Thing’. Cajoled, bullied and blackmailed by his older brother, Investment Banker, Mike, ‘The Right Thing’, however, is usually thwarted. Succeeding Donald Strumpet, the joyless and frigid Hilary Poinswatter … Read More
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Rules for Living: Lay low. Kick butt. Hide my magic. People think I’m normal. They’re wrong. I’m demon touched—filled with dark, deadly magic. Hiding my power is the only way to survive. Problem is, I’m about to start my first term at the best Academy of Magic in the world. How long can I hide? When demons attack, the Academy … Read More
Dillon Sheenan refuses to be tamed… After three years running the family ranch, sexy thirty-year-old Dillon Sheenan has a one way plane ticket out of Montana. He’s eager to put small town life, with its emphasis on brides, babies, and families, behind him as he’s certainly not interested in being a dad, or even ready to settle down. Beautiful single … Read More
Amazon # 1 Bestseller"A brilliant modern thriller, by a guy who knows how to keep you turning the pages. After the initial set up of plot and characters, it moves along at quite a pace. With a few twists and surprises along the way. An excellent thriller, I’ll be keeping an eye out for more Books by A P Bateman. … Read More
It is April, 1852. Victorian Britain’s pre-eminent engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is concerned and perplexed by the distinct lack of progress in his most ambitious scheme to date. His unprecedented vision: London to New York on one single ticket! Some unseen malevolence is at play. Brunel seeks to counteract this by engaging the renowned private investigator, Harry Brooke. Brooke, a … Read More
I’ve been training for this moment for years, ever since I was dumped at the academy like a piece of trash. I’ve pulled myself up by my bootstraps and taken more beatings, both physical and magical, than any vampire ever should. Now I have my opportunity, my only way out of Westbrook Academy, and I’m not going to blow it. … Read More
If all they see are her scars – they aren't looking hard enough. It was my home run ball that shattered her face.Right along with her modeling career. Now it's my mission to help her rebuild her life.And get her to love the game that she hates.The game that dictates my life both on and off the field. But when … Read More
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The hot guy upstairs thinks she’s an idiot in a frog onesie… Ella Taylor is having a tough time: •Her mum’s recently died•She’s been cheated out of a promotion at work•Her new boss is a Barbie doll who models herself on Gwyneth Paltrow•She’s living in a horrible bedsit And now she’s inherited a rundown cottage in a hick village with … Read More
How to be a Victorian – travel back in time with the BBC’s Ruth Goodman Step into the skin of your ancestors . . . We know what life was like for Victoria and Albert. But what was it like for a commoner like you or me? How did it feel to cook with coal and wash with tea leaves? … Read More
Mindy Kaling has found herself at a turning point. So in Why Not Me?, she shares her ongoing journey to find fulfilment and adventure in her adult life, be it falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in unlikely places, or attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behaviour modification whatsoever. In “How … Read More
Discover Buddhism with the world’s most revered spiritual leader This jewel of a book offers the core teachings on Buddhism applicable in daily life from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is a classic timeless collection of advice and teachings about the importance of love and compassion, individual responsibility and awareness of the problems in everyday life. Whoever you are, … Read More
You’re thirteen. All you want is a normal life. But most normal kids don’t need heart transplants. So there’s this doctor. He says there’s a chance for you. But he also says it’s experimental, controversial and risky. And it’s never been done before. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, this is a powerful, thought-provoking story from the award-winning Malorie Blackman.
This edition of Michael Wood’s groundbreaking first book explores the fascinating and mysterious centuries between the Romans and the Norman Conquest of 1066. In Search of the Dark Ages vividly conjures up some of the most famous names in British history, such as Queen Boadicea, leader of a terrible war of resistance against the Romans, and King Arthur, the ‘once … Read More
‘Endlessly witty, but the wit is underpinned by a tremendous, unembarrassed anger and moral lucidity. A superb guide which will turn any reader into an expert within the space of 200 pages’ Jonathan Coe There’s probably a word in German for that feeling you get when you can understand something while it’s being explained to you, but lose hold of … Read More
It is the year of our Lord 1363. And in the cathedral city of York people are dying in mysterious circumstances. But there seems to be a common thread – the herbal remedies dispensed by Nicholas Wilton, Master Apothecary. The first victim is an anonymous pilgrim. But when a highborn nobleman dies after taking the same potion the authorities decide … Read More
‘Lively . . . a joy to read’ – The Times *Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize* The bestselling author of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian is back in this hilarious, farcical, tender novel of modern issues and manners. North London in the twenty-first century: a place where a son will swiftly adopt an old lady and … Read More
Set in the aftermath of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, this action-packed prequel to the hotly anticipated videogame Battlefront II introduces the Empire’s elite force: Inferno Squad. After the humiliating theft of the Death Star plans and the destruction of the battle station, the Empire is on the defensive. But not for long. In retaliation, the elite Imperial soldiers … Read More
‘The Rule of Law’ is a phrase much used but little examined. The idea of the rule of law as the foundation of modern states and civilisations has recently become even more talismanic than that of democracy, but what does it actually consist of? In this brilliant short book, Britain’s former senior law lord, and one of the world’s most … Read More
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In this compelling book, highly acclaimed author and broadcaster Laurence Rees tells the definitive history of the most notorious Nazi institution of them all. We discover how Auschwitz evolved from a concentration camp for Polish political prisoners into the site of the largest mass murder in history – part death camp, part concentration camp, where around a million Jews were … Read More
From the bestselling author of Wild Swans, comes the extraordinary story of the woman who brought China into the modern age. In this groundbreaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Empress Dowager Cixi – the most important woman in Chinese history – brought a medieval empire into the modern age. Under her, the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes … Read More
Last Man Off by Matt Lewis – a first-hand account of an ocean tragedy ‘Reads like a sinister version of The Perfect Storm . . . Thrilling, compelling, unsettling, rewarding’ Sunday Times ‘A story that reminds us of the unforgiving nature of the sea and the courage that lies within the everyday heroes that have found themselves in hell’Bear Grylls … Read More
Meet the ninety year old doctor, who, with the aid of a few simple exercises, is still practising medicine. His is just one of the incredible stories brain expert Norman Doidge tells as he reveals our brain’s remarkable ability to repair itself through the power of positive thought. In The Brain That Changes Itself Doidge introduces us to the fascinating … Read More
*UPDATED WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION. #GIRLBOSS NETFLIX ORIGINAL OUT NOW* In this New York Times bestselling sensation, founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal Sophia Amoruso shares her story and inspires women everywhere to join the #GIRLBOSS movement. ‘#GIRLBOSS is more than a book . . . #GIRLBOSS is a movement’ Lena Dunham ‘A millennial alternative to Lean In’ New … Read More
Sugar. It’s killing us. Why do we eat so much of it? What are its hidden dangers? In 1972, when British scientist John Yudkin first proved that sugar was bad for our health, he was ignored by the majority of the medical profession and rubbished by the food industry. We should have heeded his warning. Today, 1 in 4 adults … Read More