Welcome to P&G Wells Booksellers and Stationers

Selling books from College Street in Kingsgate Village, to the south of Winchester Cathedral, since 1729.

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Browse our shop for a selection of books you can purchase on-line for collection, local delivery or by post.
For direct-to-door delivery, please order through Bookshop.org

Local Authors

New Fiction

  • Someone from the past


    Someone from the past

    Someone from Sarah’s past has murdered her. Her friend, Nancy, knew all the men in Sarah’s life and any one of them could have committed the murder, but the police come to believe it could have been Nancy herself.

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  • Big Swiss


    Big Swiss

    Greta liked knowing people’s secrets. That wasn’t a problem. Until she met Big Swiss. Big Swiss. That’s Greta’s nickname for her – she is tall, and she is from Switzerland. Greta can see her now: dressed top to toe in white, that adorable gap between her two front teeth, her penetrating blue eyes. She’s a head-turner: including the heads of infants and dogs. Well that’s how Greta imagines seeing her; they haven’t actually ever met in person. Nor has Greta actually ever been to Switzerland. Greta and Big Swiss are not in the same room, or even the same building. Greta is miles away, sitting at a desk in her own house, wearing only headphones, fingerless gloves, a kimono, and legwarmers, transcribing this disembodied voice. What Greta doesn’t know is that she’s about to bump into Big Swiss in the local dog park. A new – and not entirely honest – relationship is going to be born.

    SKU: 9780571378579 Category: Tag:
  • Freeze



    ‘Frozen Out’ is set to be a TV sensation. On a small ship off the coast of Greenland, eight contestants will push themselves to breaking point for a 100,000 prize. The show is Tori Matsuka’s baby. After years working her way up the ladder, she’s finally launching her own production company and hoping Frozen Out, the late nights, the debts, the strain on her relationship will all be worthwhile. Everything is riding on the next 12 days. For camerawoman Dee, it’s a chance to start again after the tragedy that tanked her undercover journalism career. Not even Tori, her oldest friend, knows the full truth of why Dee left her previous job, and she plans to keep it that way. But as errors and mishaps mount on set, tempers among the cast and crew start to fray. And when one of the contestants is found dead, only Dee realises the death wasn’t natural.

    SKU: 9781788166997 Category: Tags: ,
  • The Meiji Guillotine Murders


    The Meiji Guillotine Murders

    A classic Japanese mystery ?a pair of sleuths investigate a series of bloody murders in 19th century TokyoA captivating locked room murder mystery perfect for fans of Stuart Turton and Janice HallettJapan, 1869. A time of reform and rebellion.Detectives Kazuki and Kawaji are assigned to investigate a series of seemingly impossible murders. Together with the help of a mysterious shrine maiden, can they solve each gruesome death and piece together the dark connection between them?Taking us deep into the heart of 19th century Tokyo, The Meiji Guillotine Murders is a fiendish murder mystery from one of Japan’s greatest crime writers.

    SKU: 9781782278887 Category: Tags: ,
  • Sepulchre Street


    Sepulchre Street

    London, 1930s: Rachel Savernake has been invited to a private view of an art exhibition at a fashionable gallery. The artist, Damaris Gethin, known as ‘the Queen of Surrealism’, is debuting a show featuring live models pretending to be waxworks of famous killers. Before her welcoming speech, Damaris asks a haunting favour of the amateur sleuth: she wants Rachel to solve her murder. As Damaris takes to a stage set with a guillotine, the lights go out. There is a cry and the blade falls. Damaris has executed herself. It is now left to Rachel to question why Damaris would take her own life – and just what she meant by ‘solve my murder’.

    SKU: 9781801100274 Category: Tag:
  • The bequest


    The bequest

    Fleeing a disastrous affair with a colleague, Isabel Henley leaves the US to begin a PhD in Scotland. There she reconnects with the charismatic scholar Rose Brewster, a former classmate, who becomes a much-needed friend. When Rose reveals she’s in trouble, Isabel decides to help her. Then Rose vanishes. At first it seems she has taken her own life, but then Isabel receives a coded message: Rose is alive but held captive by people who don’t want her to complete her research. Isabel realises she must finish it if she wants to save her friend’s life – and her own. Isabel’s search takes her to Italy and France where she uncovers a chain of betrayal and treason lasting centuries. She must solve a 400-year-old mystery – or risk being claimed by it too.

    SKU: 9781804548967 Category: Tags: ,

New Non-Fiction

  • The age of resilience


    The age of resilience

    ‘The Age of Resilience’ is a wide-ranging look at the political, economic and cultural effects of the global shift from an economy based on efficiency to one based on resilience. Humans have long believed we could force the natural world to adapt to us; only now are we beginning to face the fact that it is we who will have to adapt to survive and thrive in an unpredictable natural world. A massive transformation of our economy (and with it the way we live our lives) has already begun. Jeremy Rifkin describes this great transformation and its profound effect on the way we think about the meaning of our existence, our economy, and how we govern ourselves as the earth rewilds around us.

  • A housefly buzzes in the key of F


    A housefly buzzes in the key of F

    During its lifetime, a cow can produce nearly 200,000 glasses of milk. Which is extraordinary, because where is it getting all those glasses? The natural world is an amazing, compelling and funny place: a place where fact is always more staggering – and often funnier – than fiction. Based on BBC Radio 4’s popular science and comedy series Nature Table, and with an introduction from the show’s presenter, Sue Perkins, this book is filled with fascinating facts, big jokes, fun games and entertaining anecdotes.

    SKU: 9781788709194 Category: Tags: , , ,
  • Watching wildlife


    Watching wildlife

    To watch wildlife, it’s essential not only to learn an animal’s ways, the times and places you may find it, but also to look inward: to station yourself, focus, and wait. The experience depends on your stillness, silence, and full attention, watching and listening with minimal movement and if possible staying downwind so that your presence is not sensed. With decades of close observation of wild animals and birds, Jim Crumley has found himself up close and personal with many of our most elusive creatures, studying their movements, noting details, and offering intimate insights into their extraordinary lives. Here, he draws us into his magical world, showing how we can learn to watch wildlife well, and what doing so can mean for our ability to care for it, and care for ourselves.

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  • Is it ever just sex?


    Is it ever just sex?

    ‘It was just sex.’ It’s a familiar claim. But is it really possible? The old idea that sexuality is a smouldering, animalistic force within us, desperate for release yet restrained by social forces, has little to support it. Bodies aren’t just sticks that make fire when you rub them together, and the pain, heartache, and regret that can accompany the highs of sexual excitement show us that much more is at stake. So, what are we really thinking about when we think about sex? And what are we really doing when we do it? As psychoanalyst Darian Leader argues, with his trademark clarity, energy and wit, there is no such thing as ‘just sex’. It is always about so much more than that – about phantasy, anxiety, guilt, revenge, violence, love – and Leader draws on his analytic experience, historical research and case studies to explore their importance to every aspect of our sexual lives.

  • How they broke Britain


    How they broke Britain

    Our economy has tanked, our freedoms are shrinking, and social divisions are growing. Our politicians seem most interested in their own careers, and much of the media only make things worse. We are living in a country almost unrecognisable from the one that existed a decade ago. But whose fault is it really? Who broke Britain and how did they do it? Bold and incisive as ever, James O’Brien reveals the shady network of influence that has created a broken Britain of strikes, shortages and scandals. He maps the web connecting dark think tanks to Downing Street, the journalists complicit in selling it to the public and the media bosses pushing their own agendas. Over ten chapters, each focusing on a particular person complicit in the downfall, James O’Brien reveals how a select few have conspired – sometimes by incompetence, sometimes by design – to bring Britain to its knees.

  • A Book of Your Own


    A Book of Your Own

    Drawing on the author’s decades of experience as a psychologist, trainer and advocate for women, this small but perfectly formed, pocket-sized book contains bite-sized snippets of insight and inspiration on communication, relationships, work, body image, overwhelm, emotional trials and more. 


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