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  • A Nun and the Pig

    £18.99

    A Nun and the Pig

    The heartwarming story of a year spent in a forgotten corner of apartheid South Africa, where humour and kindness flourished amid grinding poverty and brutal racism. Funny and shocking in equal measure, this tale of a British teenager far from home – and his unlikely friendship with a local nun – is one of adventure, ambition and hope.

    SKU: 9781398106772 Categories: ,
    £18.99
  • An Officer Not a Gentleman

    £9.99

    An Officer Not a Gentleman

    SKU: 9798649297820 Categories: , , ,
    £9.99
  • Around Bishop’s Waltham in the Second World War

    £5.00

    Around Bishop’s Waltham in the Second World War

    SKU: 9780951144947 Categories: ,
    £5.00
  • Bitter Orange

    £8.99

    Bitter Orange

    Frances Jellico is dying. A man who calls himself the vicar visits, hoping to extract a deathbed confession. He wants to know what really happened that fateful summer of 1969, when Frances – tasked with surveying a dilapidated country house – first set eyes on the glamorous bohemian couple, Cara and Peter. She recalls the relationship they forged through sweltering days, lavish dinners, and elaborate lies, and the Judas hole through which she would spy on the couple. Were the signs there right from the beginning? Or was it impossible to avoid the crime that split their lives open like rotten fruit?

    SKU: 9780241983461 Categories: ,
    £8.99
  • Cnut

    £4.99

    Cnut

    Cnut, or Canute, was King of England for nearly 20 years, dying in Dorset in 1035. A formidable figure, Cnut is one of the great ‘what ifs’ in English history. The culmination of a long period of Viking attacks and settlement across England, Cnut’s reign could have permanently shifted 11th century England’s orbit to Scandinavia. Stretching his authority across the North Sea to become king of Denmark and Norway, and with close links to Ireland and an overlordship of Scotland, Cnut created a Viking Empire at least as plausible as the Anglo-Norman Empire that would emerge in 1066. Ryan Lavelle’s book explores this fascinating and powerful man. He has popularly come down to us for the story of Canute and the waves – but he was a nation and empire builder on the grandest scale and his reign is a sort of masterclass in the contingent, wayward nature of history.

    SKU: 9780141999364 Categories: ,
    £4.99
  • Coma

    £18.99

    Coma

    In May 2013 Zara Slattery’s persistent sore throat turned into a deadly bacterial infection, after the paracetamol and ice pack prescribed by her GP failed to work. The world of Zara’s 15-day drug-induced coma, which she describes as ‘being trapped in a nightmare state that you can’t wake up from’ is rendered as a full-colour fantasy, with mythological creatures appearing out of nowhere as she battles to protect her three children against the forces of evil that threaten to engulf her. Meanwhile, her husband Dan tries to keep family life going as he faces the most difficult task of all: preparing the children for the likely loss of their mother.

    SKU: 9781912408665 Categories: ,
    £18.99
  • Continental Riff

    £8.99

    Continental Riff

    When Stockwell Park Orchestra goes on tour to Europe, it proves a challenge for even the most efficient German logistical planner.

    SKU: 9781788422673 Categories: ,
    £8.99
  • Corona Confidential

    £8.99

    Corona Confidential

    SKU: 9798663946445 Categories: ,
    £8.99
  • Earwigs to Rhinos

    £9.99

    Earwigs to Rhinos

    A baby ape swinging under the table, a kangaroo in the supermarket, a deadly insect bite. Geoff Read, head zoo-keeper for over forty years tells his story. This book gives us a true snapshot of what zoo life is like.

    SKU: 9781800464155 Categories: ,
    £9.99
  • Flight

    £6.99

    Flight

    Austria, 1945. After losing his family, Jakob shelters with Herr Engel in a rural stables, where they hide the precious Lipizzanner stallions they know Hitler wants to steal. When a German officer comes looking for Jakob and finds the horses, Jakob and his guardian know they must get the stallions to safety, but the only way is straight through Nazi territory.

    SKU: 9781910080764 Categories: , ,
    £6.99
  • Letters from the Belly of the Whale

    £9.99

    Letters from the Belly of the Whale

    SKU: 9781838497033 Categories: ,
    £9.99
  • Maud Beerbohm Tree

    £9.99

    Maud Beerbohm Tree

    Much has been written about Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree and his grandiose Shakespearean productions, but his equally flamboyant wife Maud, Lady Tree, has received less attention.

    SKU: 9781781886847 Categories: , Tag:
    £9.99