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  • Against All Gods

    £6.99

    Against All Gods

    In the series finale, Elliot faces his darkest period yet. As well as facing up to his fears, he knows that the future of mankind – and of everything he holds dear – is at stake. But can a bunch of misfit gods, a lost constellation and a mortal boy stand up to the daemon hordes?

    £6.99
  • Back Trouble

    £8.99

    Back Trouble

    Bedbound and bored, Philip starts to write the story of his life. But the mundane catalogue of seaside holidays and bodged DIY, broken relationships and unspoken truths, reveals more surprises, both comic and touching, that he bargained for.

    SKU: 9780099414568 Category: Tags: ,
    £8.99
  • Battle for Bash Street School

    £5.99

    Battle for Bash Street School

    Can a group of ten year old mates (and one scruffy dog) really outwit the most fiendish, cunning teachers in the universe and, after millions of years, finally make school cool?!

    £5.99
  • Break A Leg

    £16.99

    Break A Leg

    This is the story of amateur dramatics in Britain. In a triumphant mix of memoir, social history, interviews and manifesto, Jenny Landreth opens our eyes to am-dram and shows us a vibrant world that is a crucial part of our culture. Starting with the Mystery Plays of the Middle Ages, we move, via Shakespeare, to the Georgian aristocrats who built opulent private theatres in their own homes, then to the halcyon days of radical lefties taking political theatre to the streets, and on to the present day. Along the way, we visit several thriving theatres – across the country, and beyond our shores – and meet a cast of characters who tell us about the joy amateur theatre brings them.

    SKU: 9781784742751 Category: Tags: , , ,
    £16.99
  • Break a Leg

    £9.99

    Break a Leg

    This is the story of amateur dramatics in Britain. In a triumphant mix of memoir, social history, interviews and manifesto, Jenny Landreth opens our eyes to am-dram and shows us a vibrant world that is a crucial part of our culture. Starting with the Mystery Plays of the Middle Ages, we move, via Shakespeare, to the Georgian aristocrats who built opulent private theatres in their own homes, then to the halcyon days of radical lefties taking political theatre to the streets, and on to the present day. Along the way, we visit several thriving theatres – across the country, and beyond our shores – and meet a cast of characters who tell us about the joy amateur theatre brings them.

    SKU: 9781529110524 Category: Tags: , , ,
    £9.99
  • 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
  • Escape the Rooms

    £6.99

    Escape the Rooms

    From the talented brother-sister duo of Stephen and Anita Mangan comes this exciting fully illustrated adventure.

    £6.99
  • Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe

    £16.99

    Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe

    You’ve got questions: about space, time, gravity, and the odds of meeting your older self inside a wormhole. All the answers you need are right here. As a species, we may not agree on much, but one thing brings us all together: a need to know. We all wonder, and deep down we all have the same big questions. Why can’t I travel back in time? Where did the universe come from? What’s inside a black hole? Can I rearrange the particles in my cat and turn it into a dog? Physics professor Daniel Whiteson and researcher-turned-cartoonist Jorge Cham are experts at explaining science in ways we can all understand, in their books and on their popular podcast, Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe. With their signature blend of humour and oh-now-I-get-it clarity, they offer answers to some of the most common, most outrageous, and most profound questions about the universe they’ve been asked.

    SKU: 9781529331042 Category: Tags: , ,
    £16.99
  • Fry’s Ties

    £14.99

    Fry’s Ties

    Every single one of Stephen Fry’s ties – whether floral, fluorescent, football themed; striped or spotty, outrageous or simply debonair – tells an intimate tale about a moment in Stephen’s life. Inspired by Stephen’s hugely popular Instagram posts, this book will feature beautiful, hand-drawn illustrations and photographs to celebrate his expansive collection of man’s greatest clothing companion – the tie, in all it’s sophisticated glory. Distinctively funny and offering witty asides, facts and personal stories, this book will make the perfect gift for anyone who has ever worn a tie.

    £14.99
  • House Arrest

    £6.99

    House Arrest

    4 March. HMQ pictured in the paper at an investiture wearing gloves, presumably as a precaution against Coronavirus. But not just gloves; these are almost gauntlets. I hope they’re not the thin end of a precautionary wedge lest Her Majesty end up swathed in protective get-up such as is worn at the average crime scene. 20 March. With Rupert now working from home my life is much easier, as I get regular cups of tea and a lovely hot lunch. A year in and out of lockdown as experienced by Alan Bennett. The diary takes us from the filming of Talking Heads to thoughts on Boris Johnson, from his father’s short-lived craze for family fishing trips, to stair lifts, junk shops of old, having a haircut, and encounters on the local park bench.

    SKU: 9781800811928 Category: Tags: ,
    £6.99
  • How To Be An Alien in England

    £9.99

    How To Be An Alien in England

    In 1946, George Mikes published his not particularly gentle parody of the British, ‘How to be an Alien’. It swiftly became a bestseller and has stayed in print ever since. In 2008, as Angela Kiss moved from one linguistic misunderstanding to another, she kept George’s slim volume of wisdom by her side, and its observations enlightened and guided her through the early years of life in the UK. This is her tribute – Mikes for the 21st century – England described through the eyes of a hopelessly romantic, hard-working, fast-learning young European.

    SKU: 9781910463215 Category: Tag:
    £9.99
  • Last One At the Party

    £8.99

    Last One At the Party

    It’s December 2023 and the world as we know it has ended. The human race has been wiped out by a virus called 6DM (‘Six Days Maximum’ – the longest you’ve got before your body destroys itself). But somehow, in London, one woman is still alive. A woman who has spent her whole life compromising what she wants, hiding how she feels and desperately trying to fit in. A woman who is entirely unprepared to face a future on her own. Now, with only an abandoned golden retriever for company, she must travel through burning cities, avoiding rotting corpses and ravenous rats on a final journey to discover if she really is the last surviving person on Earth. And with no one else to live for, who will she become now that she’s completely alone?

    £8.99
  • Michael Rosen’s Book of Very Silly Poems

    £4.99

    Michael Rosen’s Book of Very Silly Poems

    This is a lively collection of nonsense verse brought together by popular author Michael Rosen, and includes some new poems of his own.

    £4.99
  • My Family and Other Animals

    £7.99

    My Family and Other Animals

    Amidst the olive groves and mountains of Corfu, the Durrell family live in chaotic harmony, welcoming a constant stream of eccentric visitors to their villa. This island paradise is described by the keen young naturalist, Gerald.

    SKU: 9780241977620 Category: Tags: , ,
    £7.99
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer

    £8.99

    My Sister, the Serial Killer

    When Korede’s dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what’s expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel, and a strong stomach. This’ll be the third boyfriend Ayoola’s dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating the doctor where Korede works as a nurse. Korede’s long been in love with him, and isn’t prepared to see him wind up with a knife in his back – but to save one would mean sacrificing the other.

    SKU: 9781786495983 Category: Tags: , ,
    £8.99