Family & relationships

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  • Approval

    £9.99

    Approval

    Winner of the NorthBound Book Award, Approval is a powerful meditation on judgment, the adoption process and fatherhood, told from a perspective rarely explored in fiction: a man’s response to a couple’s infertility.

    £9.99
  • Autumn

    £10.99

    Autumn

    This title begins with a letter Karl Ove Knausgaard writes to his unborn daughter. He adds one short piece per day, describing the material and natural world with the precision and mesmerising intensity that have become his trademark.

    £10.99
  • Best Dad Ever

    £6.99

    Best Dad Ever

    This is a book for a dad in a million! Bursting with heartfelt quotes about the joys and quirks of fatherhood, and a host of thoughtful sayings to help you to express your love and appreciation, it’s the perfect small gift to make him smile and show him he’s the best dad ever!

    £6.99
  • Don’t Panic!

    £12.99

    Don’t Panic!

    Are you ready for fatherhood? Don’t panic – dad and comedian George Lewis is here with all the seriously useful practical and emotional advice that you need to keep you (and your partner) sane! From birth to pre-school, everything you need to know is here. And even better, it’s packed with useful tips, inside knowledge and hilarious real-life stories from dads and medical professionals who know exactly what it’s like to take your first steps as a new father. With contributions from fellow comedians Adam Kay, Romesh Ranganathan, and many others this book will get you totally prepared for the biggest thing to even happen in your life!

    £12.99
  • Every Family Has a Story

    £14.99

    Every Family Has a Story

    Relationships fundamentally influence our health and happiness – and family is the only relationship that we cannot leave, however much we might like to. But we think too narrowly about the impact of our families on our lives. ‘Every Family Has A Story’ sees bestselling psychotherapist Julia Samuel turn from her work with individuals to sessions with a wide variety of families. Diving deep into eight case studies, with her usual storytelling panache and the latest academic research, she analyses a range of common issues including separation, step-relationships, leaving home, trauma and loss.

    £14.99
  • Featherhood

    £8.99

    Featherhood

    One Spring morning, a young magpie fell from its nest in a Bermondsey junkyard and landed in Charlie Gilmour’s life. Abandoned by its parents, the black-and-white bird was unable to fly or even feed itself. It found an unlikely new magpie-father in Charlie, an accident-prone human as qualified for the role as a bird for babysitting. Terrified and starving, the magpie screamed for food every 20 minutes. Raw mincemeat. Grubs. Spiders. The bird grew in strength, and by the time it was well enough to spread its wings, an unbreakable bond had been forged across species. The magpie flew away only to return – a feathered new member of the family. Charlie didn’t know it at the time, but birds like this already were part of his family.

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  • History

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    History

    Clive Hapgood is feeling stuck. The private school he teaches at is consuming his life, no thanks to wretched headteacher Julian Crouch. The gentle country life Clive envisaged has stifled him and left his marriage on the brink. What he needs is a holiday – something to remind him and Helen what life used to be like. But when things don’t go to plan, and an incident at school begins to weigh heavy on his head, Clive’s life starts to unravel in front of him. Has he got it in him to turn things around, whatever the cost? After all, it’s his own time he’s wasting.

    £8.99
  • Letters from Brenda

    £16.99

    Letters from Brenda

    After her mother, Brenda, passed away and her father sold the family home, broadcaster and writer Emma Kennedy found herself floundering, unable to make peace with the complex, charismatic woman who had been her mum. And then they found the letters. This heartbreakingly funny book about the impact of discovering lost letters is a celebration of correspondence; those lost acts of penned love, the vivid snapshots in time scattered back through a life. It is also about a childhood shrouded in shame, the lies Brenda told her family, the madness that set in, and ultimately what it means to be a daughter and a mother. Finally, Emma allows herself to explore what she couldn’t while she was growing up: the question of who her mother really was.

    £16.99
  • Letters On Motherhood

    £8.99

    Letters On Motherhood

    ‘Letters on Motherhood’ is a collection of heartfelt and deeply personal letters written by Giovanna to her three young sons Buzz, Buddy and Max, husband, Tom, and the family and friends who have inspired and supported her to become the mother that she is today. In this book, she shares the funny and moving personal tales of her own family life whilst also talking about the deeper universal truths of parenting – coping with mum guilt, finding a work/family life balance, positive body image, rediscovering a sense of identity, and a parent’s hopes, fears and expectations for their child’s future.

    £8.99
  • Love Marriage

    £18.99

    Love Marriage

    Yasmin Ghorami has a lot to be grateful for: a loving family, a fledgling career in medicine, and a charming, handsome fiancé, fellow doctor Joe Sangster. But as the wedding day draws closer and Yasmin’s parents get to know Joe’s firebrand feminist mother, both families must confront the unravelling of long-held secrets, lies and betrayals. As Yasmin dismantles her own assumptions about the people she holds most dear, she’s also forced to ask herself what she really wants in a relationship and what a ‘love marriage’ actually means.

    £18.99
  • Madame Burova

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    Madame Burova

    Madame Burova – Tarot Reader, Palmist and Clairvoyant is retiring and leaving her booth on the Brighton seafront after 50 years. Imelda Burova has spent a lifetime keeping other people’s secrets and her silence has come at a price. She has seen the lovers and the liars, the angels and the devils, the dreamers and the fools. Her cards had unmasked them all and her cards never lied. But Madame Burova is weary of other people’s lives and other people’s secrets, she needs rest and a little piece of life for herself. Before that, however, she has to fulfill a promise made a long time ago. She holds two brown envelopes in her hand, and she has to deliver them. In London, it is time for another woman to make a fresh start. Billie has lost her university job, her marriage, and her place in the world when she discovers something that leaves her very identity in question.

    £8.99
  • Sometimes I Just Won’t

    £7.99

    Sometimes I Just Won’t

    Big or small, sometimes we ALL need to feel in charge – a second hilarious and helpful book on child emotions, from the bestselling creators of Sometimes I am FURIOUS

    £7.99
  • Summer

    £10.99

    Summer

    Returning to the short prose of Autumn and Winter, Karl Ove Knausgaard writes about summer nights to circuses, lawn sprinklers to Mixmasters. But he also writes a diary, where the small events in a family’s life are recorded against a backdrop of thoughts, memories, longings and experiences of art and literature, in an intense pursuit of the meaning of moments as they pass us by.

    £10.99
  • The Beloved Girls

    £14.99

    The Beloved Girls

    Catherine, a successful barrister, vanishes from a train station on the eve of her anniversary. Is it because she saw a figure – someone she believed long dead? Or was it a shadow cast by her troubled, fractured mind? The answer lies buried in the past. It lies in the events of the hot, seismic summer of 1989, at Vanes – a mysterious West Country manor house – where a young girl, Jane Lestrange, arrives to stay with the gilded, grand Hunter family, and where a devastating tragedy will unfold. Over the summer, as an ancient family ritual looms closer, Janey falls for each member of the family in turn. She and Kitty, the eldest daughter of the house, will forge a bond that decades later, is still shaping the present.

    £14.99
  • The Beloved Girls

    £8.99

    The Beloved Girls

    Catherine, a successful barrister, vanishes from a train station on the eve of her anniversary. Is it because she saw a figure – someone she believed long dead? Or was it a shadow cast by her troubled, fractured mind? The answer lies buried in the past. It lies in the events of the hot, seismic summer of 1989, at Vanes – a mysterious West Country manor house – where a young girl, Jane Lestrange, arrives to stay with the gilded, grand Hunter family, and where a devastating tragedy will unfold. Over the summer, as an ancient family ritual looms closer, Janey falls for each member of the family in turn. She and Kitty, the eldest daughter of the house, will forge a bond that decades later, is still shaping the present.

    £8.99
  • The Cactus

    £8.99

    The Cactus

    People aren’t sure what to make of Susan Green – family and colleagues find her prickly and hard to understand, but Susan makes perfect sense to herself. At 45, she thinks her life is perfect, as long as she avoids her feckless brother, Edward. She has a London flat which is ideal for one; a job that suits her passion for logic; and a personal arrangement providing cultural and other, more intimate, benefits. Yet suddenly faced with the loss of her mother and, implausibly, with the possibility of becoming a mother herself, Susan’s greatest fear is being realised: she is losing control. When she discovers that her mother’s will inexplicably favours her brother, Susan sets out to prove that Edward and his equally feckless friend Rob somehow coerced this dubious outcome. But when problems closer to home become increasingly hard to ignore, she finds help in the most unlikely of places.

    £8.99