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The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories

The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories

Penelope Lively

A glimmering collection of new short fiction from the Booker Prize winner Lively writes with an astringent blend of sympathy and detachment, emotional wisdom and satiric wit. --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In such...

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 Special priceWhat's Your Type?: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing

What’s Your Type?: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing

Merve Emre

A SPECTATOR BOOK OF THE YEAR 'History that reads like biography that reads like a novel - a fluid narrative that defies expectations and plays against type' New York Times ...

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 Special priceMr Guilfoyle's Shakespearian Botany

Mr Guilfoyle’s Shakespearian Botany

Edmee Cudmore, Diana Hill

William Guilfoyle, credited as the architect of Melbourne's Royal Botanic gardens, was an eminent landscape designer, botanist and writer. Here are his collected writings on the dozens of plants, fruits and flowers William...

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 Special priceThe Forgotten Notebook

The Forgotten Notebook

Betty Churcher

The Forgotten Notebook is based on sketches Betty Churcher drew in the great galleries of the world when she raced through them as director of the National Gallery of Australia in the 1990s on her way to arrange the loans of...

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 Special priceLucian Freud's Sketchbooks

Lucian Freud’s Sketchbooks

Sarah Howgate, Martin Gayford

Previously unpublished drawings from the private sketchbooks of the pre-eminent British painter offer a new perspective on the artist s personality and artistic genius

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 Special priceThe Accordionist

The Accordionist

Fred Vargas, Sian Reynolds

When two Parisian women are shockingly murdered in their homes, the police suspect young accordionist Clement Vauquer, who was seen outside both of the apartments in question. But now Clement has disappeared from public view. His...

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 Special priceModern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed

Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan

Much has been written about the lives and art of Heide, but finally the remaining members of the inner circle have entrusted the truth to be told through this intimate biography of John and Sunday Reed. Equal parts romance and...

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 Special price Read reviewBig Sky

Big Sky

Kate Atkinson

A brilliant new literary crime novel from number one bestseller Kate Atkinson

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 Special priceDr. Seuss's Horse Museum

Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum

Andrew Joyner, Dr. Seuss

Based on a newly-discovered manuscript and sketches from Dr. Seuss, and brought to life by acclaimed illustrator Andrew Joyner, this is a thoroughly Seussian exploration of 'art'.

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 Special priceAdventures on Earth

Adventures on Earth

Simon Tyler

Following on from the magnificent Adventures in Space, comes a compendium on a topic closer to home - our planet, the Earth. Learn about the highest and deepest, hottest and coldest places on Earth - travel to the extremes of our...

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 Special priceBig City Atlas

Big City Atlas

Maggie Li

Join Penguin as he travels through 28 of the most amazing cities in the world. Each city has its own spread including a map of the central district, showing sites, cultural information, hot spots and famous landmarks. Look out for...

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 Special priceLa Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, Volume 1)

La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, Volume 1)

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent new novel, set ten years before Northern Lights and featuring his much-loved character, Lyra Belacqua.

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 Special price Read reviewQuichotte

Quichotte

Salman Rushdie

The epic new novel from the Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie - a playful inversion of Don Quixote set in contemporary America.

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 Special price Read reviewWarlight

Warlight

Michael Ondaatje

A mesmerising new novel from the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The English Patient.

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 Special priceSunday's Garden: Growing Heide

Sunday’s Garden: Growing Heide

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan

Sunday's Garden explores the growing of Heide, now site of Heide Museum and Art Gallery, and in doing so fully restores the Heide garden into the literature surrounding this inspiring site, its creators John and Sunday Reed, and...

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 Special priceSunday's Kitchen: Food and Living at Heide

Sunday’s Kitchen: Food and Living at Heide

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan, Stephanie Alexander

Sunday Reed was a passionate cook and gardener, who believed in home-grown produce, seasonal cooking and a communal table. 'Sunday's Kitchen' tells the story of food and living at the home of John and Sunday Reed, two of...

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 Special priceThis Life: Why Mortality Makes Us Free

This Life: Why Mortality Makes Us Free

Martin Hagglund

A serious and original philosopher explores the purpose of your life.

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 Special priceThe New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World

The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World

Peter Frankopan

When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. The New Silk Roads brings this story up to date,...

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 Special priceA Beer in the Loire

A Beer in the Loire

Tommy Barnes

An irresistible feast of humour and heart featuring colourful characters, a stunning location, and an inspiring collection of beer recipes

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Steven Pinker

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think this is the most violent age ever seen. Yet as bestselling author Pinker shows in this startling and engaging new work, just the...

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 Special priceFound in Translation

Found in Translation

Frank Wynne

A selection of 100 of the best short stories from around the world, selected by award-winning translator Frank Wynne.

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 Special priceDesire: 100 of Literature's Sexiest Stories

Desire: 100 of Literature’s Sexiest Stories

Mariella Frostrup, Erotic Review

100 of literature's sexiest stories, selected and introduced by Mariella Frostrup and the Erotic Review.

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 Special priceSharp Suits: A Celebration of Men's Tailoring

Sharp Suits: A Celebration of Men’s Tailoring

Eric Musgrave

Clothes maketh the man. In Sharp Suits we examine the fascinating history and evolution of the modern suit from the late seventeenth century to date. From eighteenth-century bespoke to the mass industrialisation of the twentieth...

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 Special priceThe Anatomy of Treehouses

The Anatomy of Treehouses

Jane Field-Lewis

This beautiful book shows how the treehouse can be many things: from simple structures based on centuries-old woodworking skills to modern geodesic forms strung high up above the treeline. The book offers both visual inspiration...

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Feel Free: Essays

Feel Free: Essays

Zadie Smith

Arranged into four sections -- In the World, In the Audience, On the Bookshelf, and Feel Free -- this collection poses questions we may immediately recognize.

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