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Black History Month

Manifesto: A radically honest and inspirational memoir from the Booker Prize winning author of Girl, Woman, Other
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Manifesto: A radically honest and inspirational memoir from the Booker Prize winning author of Girl, Woman, Other

£14.99 - Hardback

Signed First Edition: The Black Buck
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Signed First Edition: The Black Buck

£14.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Harlem Shuffle
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Signed Edition: Harlem Shuffle

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Mrs Death Misses Death
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Signed Edition: Mrs Death Misses Death

£14.99 - Hardback

Red Dust Road: Picador Classic
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Red Dust Road: Picador Classic

£9.99 - Paperback

Who am I, again?
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Who am I, again?

£9.99 - Paperback

Assembly
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Assembly

£12.99 - Hardback

Rainbow Milk
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Rainbow Milk

£8.99 - Paperback

Swing Time: LONGLISTED for the Man Booker Prize 2017
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Swing Time: LONGLISTED for the Man Booker Prize 2017

£8.99 - Paperback

At Night All Blood is Black: WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2021
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At Night All Blood is Black: WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2021

£8.99 - Paperback

Memorial
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Memorial

£8.99 - Paperback

Bernard and the Cloth Monkey: Black Britain: Writing Back
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Bernard and the Cloth Monkey: Black Britain: Writing Back

£8.99 - Paperback

Transcendent Kingdom: Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021
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Transcendent Kingdom: Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021

£14.99 - Hardback

Aftershocks: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Identity
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Aftershocks: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Identity

£14.99 - Paperback

Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts
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Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts

£20.00 - Hardback

Blood Condition, A
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Blood Condition, A

£10.00 - Paperback

Fortune Men, The: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021
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Fortune Men, The: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021

£14.99 - Hardback

When Life Gives You Mangoes
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When Life Gives You Mangoes

£7.99 - Paperback

Story of Afro Hair, The
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Story of Afro Hair, The

£9.99 - Hardback

Hardback Pre-orders

Signed & Dedicated Edition: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – Illustrated Anniversary Edition
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Signed & Dedicated Edition: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – Illustrated Anniversary Edition

£17.99 - Hardback

Orwell’s Roses
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Orwell’s Roses

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: The Lincoln Highway
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Signed Edition: The Lincoln Highway

£20.00 - Hardback

Selfless Act of Breathing, The
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Selfless Act of Breathing, The

£14.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Oh William!
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Signed Edition: Oh William!

£14.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Fry’s Ties
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Signed Edition: Fry’s Ties

£16.99 - Hardback

Carnival of Snackery, A: Diaries: Volume Two
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Carnival of Snackery, A: Diaries: Volume Two

£20.00 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Go Tell the Bees that I am Gone: (Outlander 9)
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Signed Edition: Go Tell the Bees that I am Gone: (Outlander 9)

£20.00 - Hardback

New Hardback Fiction

Case Study
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Case Study

£14.99 - Hardback

Signed First Edition: Crossroads
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Signed First Edition: Crossroads

£20.00 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Burntcoat
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Signed Edition: Burntcoat

£12.99 - Hardback

Signed First Edition: Cloud Cuckoo Land
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Signed First Edition: Cloud Cuckoo Land

£20.00 - Hardback

Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth: ‘Soyinka’s greatest novel’
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Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth: ‘Soyinka’s greatest novel’

£20.00 - Hardback

Book of Form and Emptiness, The
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Book of Form and Emptiness, The

£18.99 - Hardback

Signed Independent Bookshop Exclusive Edition: Beautiful World, Where Are You
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Signed Independent Bookshop Exclusive Edition: Beautiful World, Where Are You

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Life Without Children: Stories
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Signed Edition: Life Without Children: Stories

£14.99 - Hardback

Signed First Edition: Bewilderment
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Signed First Edition: Bewilderment

£18.99 - Hardback

Matrix: THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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Matrix: THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Harlem Shuffle
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Signed Edition: Harlem Shuffle

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: The Morning Star
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Signed Edition: The Morning Star

£20.00 - Hardback

Signed First Edition: The Magician
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Signed First Edition: The Magician

£18.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: The Dark Remains
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Signed Edition: The Dark Remains

£20.00 - Hardback

Signed Edition: The Island of Missing Trees
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Signed Edition: The Island of Missing Trees

£14.99 - Hardback

Afterparties
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Afterparties

£14.99 - Hardback

Signed First Edition: Emily Noble’s Disgrace
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Signed First Edition: Emily Noble’s Disgrace

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Checkout 19
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Signed Edition: Checkout 19

£14.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: The Man Who Died Twice
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Signed Edition: The Man Who Died Twice

£18.99 - Hardback

Signed First Edition: The Women of Troy
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Signed First Edition: The Women of Troy

£18.99 - Hardback

New Hardback Non-Fiction

Signed Edition: Manifesto
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Signed Edition: Manifesto

£14.99 - Hardback

Importance of Being Interested, The: Adventures in Scientific Curiosity
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Importance of Being Interested, The: Adventures in Scientific Curiosity

£17.99 - Hardback

Signed First Edition: A Cook’s Book
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Signed First Edition: A Cook’s Book

£30.00 - Hardback

Windswept & Interesting: My Autobiography
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Windswept & Interesting: My Autobiography

£25.00 - Hardback

Soaring Life of the Lark, The
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Soaring Life of the Lark, The

£9.99 - Hardback

Living Planet: The Web of Life on Earth
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Living Planet: The Web of Life on Earth

£20.00 - Hardback

Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies
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Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies

£25.00 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Taste: My Life Through Food
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Signed Edition: Taste: My Life Through Food

£20.00 - Hardback

Signed Bookplate Edition: (Drag) Queen of Scots: The dos & don’ts of a drag superstar
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Signed Bookplate Edition: (Drag) Queen of Scots: The dos & don’ts of a drag superstar

£16.99 - Hardback

Storyteller, The: Tales of Life and Music
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Storyteller, The: Tales of Life and Music

£20.00 - Hardback

Listen: How to Find the Words for Tender Conversations
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Listen: How to Find the Words for Tender Conversations

£16.99 - Hardback

Noble Ambitions: The Fall and Rise of the Post-War Country House
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Noble Ambitions: The Fall and Rise of the Post-War Country House

£30.00 - Hardback

Signed Edition: And Away….
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Signed Edition: And Away….

£20.00 - Hardback

Signed Edition: This Much is True
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Signed Edition: This Much is True

£20.00 - Hardback

Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
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Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain

£25.00 - Hardback

Misfits: A Personal Manifesto – by the creator of ‘I May Destroy You’
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Misfits: A Personal Manifesto – by the creator of ‘I May Destroy You’

£9.99 - Hardback

Signed Bookplate Edition: On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint
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Signed Bookplate Edition: On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint

£20.00 - Hardback

Small Bodies of Water
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Small Bodies of Water

£14.99 - Hardback

Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse
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Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse

£20.00 - Hardback

Aftershocks: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Identity
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Aftershocks: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Identity

£16.99 - Hardback

New Paperback Fiction

Library of the Dead, The
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Library of the Dead, The

£8.99 - Paperback

Piranesi: WINNER OF THE WOMEN’S PRIZE 2021
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Piranesi: WINNER OF THE WOMEN’S PRIZE 2021

£8.99 - Paperback

Deep Wheel Orcadia: A Novel
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Deep Wheel Orcadia: A Novel

£10.99 - Paperback

Hot Stew: the new novel from the Booker-shortlisted author of Elmet
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Hot Stew: the new novel from the Booker-shortlisted author of Elmet

£8.99 - Paperback

Keeping the House
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Keeping the House

£11.99 - Paperback

Must I Go
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Must I Go

£9.99 - Paperback

Against the Loveless World: Winner of the Palestine Book Award
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Against the Loveless World: Winner of the Palestine Book Award

£8.99 - Paperback

Trio
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Trio

£8.99 - Paperback

Signed Edition: Luckenbooth
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Signed Edition: Luckenbooth

£8.99 - Paperback

Happy Hour
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Happy Hour

£10.99 - Paperback

Great Silence, The
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Great Silence, The

£8.99 - Paperback

The Mercies
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The Mercies

£8.99 - Paperback

Summerwater
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Summerwater

£8.99 - Paperback

Bass Rock, The
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Bass Rock, The

£8.99 - Paperback

What You Can See From Here: The ‘warm and curious’ bestselling phenomenon
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What You Can See From Here: The ‘warm and curious’ bestselling phenomenon

£8.99 - Paperback

Interior Chinatown: WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2020
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Interior Chinatown: WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2020

£12.99 - Paperback

Red Pill
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Red Pill

£8.99 - Paperback

Animals in That Country, The
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Animals in That Country, The

£8.99 - Paperback

Leave the World Behind: ‘The book of an era’ Independent
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Leave the World Behind: ‘The book of an era’ Independent

£8.99 - Paperback

Mountains Sing, The: Runner-up for the 2021 Dayton Literary Peace Prize
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Mountains Sing, The: Runner-up for the 2021 Dayton Literary Peace Prize

£8.99 - Paperback

New Paperback Non-Fiction

Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain
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Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain

£9.99 - Paperback

Cook As You Are: Recipes for Real Life, Hungry Cooks and Messy Kitchens
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Cook As You Are: Recipes for Real Life, Hungry Cooks and Messy Kitchens

£19.99 - Paperback

Best of Me, The
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Best of Me, The

£9.99 - Paperback

Burnt: Fighting for Climate Justice
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Burnt: Fighting for Climate Justice

£9.99 - Paperback

Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life
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Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life

£14.99 - Paperback

Exclusive Signed Edition: Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures
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Exclusive Signed Edition: Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures

£10.99 - Paperback

Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture
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Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture

£10.99 - Paperback

Just Us: An American Conversation
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Just Us: An American Conversation

£12.99 - Paperback

Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain
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Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain

£9.99 - Paperback

Vesper Flights: The Sunday Times bestseller from the author of H is for Hawk
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Vesper Flights: The Sunday Times bestseller from the author of H is for Hawk

£9.99 - Paperback

Antlers of Water: Writing on the Nature and Environment of Scotland
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Antlers of Water: Writing on the Nature and Environment of Scotland

£10.99 - Paperback

English Pastoral: An Inheritance – The Sunday Times bestseller from the author of The Shepherd’s Life
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English Pastoral: An Inheritance – The Sunday Times bestseller from the author of The Shepherd’s Life

£9.99 - Paperback

Lost in Work: Escaping Capitalism
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Lost in Work: Escaping Capitalism

£9.99 - Paperback

Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World’s Most Unusual Corners
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Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World’s Most Unusual Corners

£9.99 - Paperback

Hungry: The Highly Anticipated Memoir from One of the Greatest Food Writers of All Time
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Hungry: The Highly Anticipated Memoir from One of the Greatest Food Writers of All Time

£9.99 - Paperback

Stories We Tell Ourselves: Making Meaning in a Meaningless Universe
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Stories We Tell Ourselves: Making Meaning in a Meaningless Universe

£9.99 - Paperback

Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses
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Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

£9.99 - Paperback

Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir
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Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir

£9.99 - Paperback

Escape from Earth: A Secret History of the Space Rocket
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Escape from Earth: A Secret History of the Space Rocket

£9.99 - Paperback

Unexplained Deaths: How one woman changed homicide investigation forever
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Unexplained Deaths: How one woman changed homicide investigation forever

£8.99 - Paperback

Indie Publishers

Losers
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Losers

£6.00 - Paperback

My Body Keeps Your Secrets: Dispatches on Shame and Reclamation
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My Body Keeps Your Secrets: Dispatches on Shame and Reclamation

£12.99 - Paperback

Occupation
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Occupation

£9.99 - Paperback

Crosshairs
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Crosshairs

£8.99 - Hardback,

Book of Ramallah, The: A City in Short Fiction
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Book of Ramallah, The: A City in Short Fiction

£9.99 - Paperback

People From My Neighbourhood
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People From My Neighbourhood

£7.99 - Paperback

Since I Laid My Burden Down
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Since I Laid My Burden Down

£9.99 - Paperback

Sevastopol
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Sevastopol

£12.99 - Paperback

Variations
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Variations

£9.99 - Paperback

Elena Knows
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Elena Knows

£9.99 - Paperback

Disturbing the Body
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Disturbing the Body

£9.99 -

At Night All Blood is Black: WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2021
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At Night All Blood is Black: WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2021

£8.99 - Paperback

100 Boyfriends
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100 Boyfriends

£9.99 - Paperback

#UntitledThree: Neu! Reekie!
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#UntitledThree: Neu! Reekie!

£12.99 - Paperback

Beautiful Books

Signed Edition: The Sweet Roasting Tin
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Signed Edition: The Sweet Roasting Tin

£18.99 - Hardback

Kaffe Fassett in the Studio: Behind the Scenes with a Master Colorist
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Kaffe Fassett in the Studio: Behind the Scenes with a Master Colorist

£30.00 - Hardback

Curate: Inspiration for an Individual Home
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Curate: Inspiration for an Individual Home

£30.00 - Hardback

A-Z of Pasta, An: Stories, Shapes, Sauces, Recipes
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A-Z of Pasta, An: Stories, Shapes, Sauces, Recipes

£25.00 - Hardback

Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art
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Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art

£29.95 - Paperback

Vietnamese: Simple Vietnamese Food to Cook at Home
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Vietnamese: Simple Vietnamese Food to Cook at Home

£22.00 - Hardback

Artistic Places
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Artistic Places

£14.99 - Hardback

Bookstores: A Celebration of Independent Booksellers
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Bookstores: A Celebration of Independent Booksellers

£35.00 - Hardback

Raising the Roof: Women Architects Who Broke Through the Glass Ceiling
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Raising the Roof: Women Architects Who Broke Through the Glass Ceiling

£35.00 - Hardback

Illuminating Natural History – The Art and Science of Mark Catesby
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Illuminating Natural History – The Art and Science of Mark Catesby

£40.00 - Hardback

Living in Nature: Contemporary Houses in the Natural World
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Living in Nature: Contemporary Houses in the Natural World

£29.95 - Hardback

By Design: The World’s Best Contemporary Interior Designers
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By Design: The World’s Best Contemporary Interior Designers

£49.95 - Hardback

Art Sleeves: Album Covers by Artists
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Art Sleeves: Album Covers by Artists

£40.00 - Hardback

Francis Bacon: Man and Beast
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Francis Bacon: Man and Beast

£35.00 - Hardback

Open Studio: Do-It-Yourself Art Projects by Contemporary Artists
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Open Studio: Do-It-Yourself Art Projects by Contemporary Artists

£59.95 - Hardback

Art of Drag, The
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Art of Drag, The

£20.00 - Hardback

Perfect Poetry

Too Young, Too Loud, Too Different: Poems from Malika’s Poetry Kitchen
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Too Young, Too Loud, Too Different: Poems from Malika’s Poetry Kitchen

£12.99 - Paperback

Virga
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Virga

£10.99 - Paperback

Cheryl’s Destinies
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Cheryl’s Destinies

£9.99 - Paperback

All The Names Given
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All The Names Given

£10.99 - Paperback

Wicked Enchantment: Selected Poems
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Wicked Enchantment: Selected Poems

£9.99 - Paperback

Auguries of a Minor God
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Auguries of a Minor God

£10.99 - Paperback

A Year in the New Life
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A Year in the New Life

£10.99 - Paperback

Comic Timing
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Comic Timing

£10.99 - Paperback

Blood Condition, A
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Blood Condition, A

£10.00 - Paperback

pandemonium
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pandemonium

£10.00 - Paperback

Dating & Other Hobbies
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Dating & Other Hobbies

£9.99 - Paperback

Hotel Raphael
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Hotel Raphael

£10.99 - Paperback

New and Favourite Children's Books

Christmasaurus and the Naughty List, The
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Christmasaurus and the Naughty List, The

£12.99 - Hardback

Christmas Pine HB, The
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Christmas Pine HB, The

£12.99 - Hardback

Tom Gates 19:Random Acts of Fun
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Tom Gates 19:Random Acts of Fun

£12.99 - Hardback

Lion Above the Door, The
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Lion Above the Door, The

£7.99 - Paperback

Signed Bookplate Edition: There’s a Ghost in this House
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Signed Bookplate Edition: There’s a Ghost in this House

£20.00 - Hardback

Independent Bookshop Signed Bookplate Edition: Wild Child: A Journey Through Nature
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Independent Bookshop Signed Bookplate Edition: Wild Child: A Journey Through Nature

£14.99 - Hardback

Pax, Journey Home
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Pax, Journey Home

£12.99 - Hardback

Aarti & the Blue Gods
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Aarti & the Blue Gods

£7.99 - Paperback

Primrose Railway Children, The
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Primrose Railway Children, The

£12.99 - Hardback

By Rowan and Yew
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By Rowan and Yew

£7.99 - Paperback

Signed Edition: Julia and the Shark
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Signed Edition: Julia and the Shark

£12.99 - Hardback

Week at World’s End, The
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Week at World’s End, The

£12.99 - Hardback

Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep
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Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep

£7.99 - Paperback

Mooncat and Me
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Mooncat and Me

£12.99 - Hardback

Ergo
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Ergo

£12.99 - Hardback

We Have a Dream: Meet 30 Young Indigenous People and People of Colour Protecting the Planet
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We Have a Dream: Meet 30 Young Indigenous People and People of Colour Protecting the Planet

£12.99 - Hardback

We’re Going to Find the Monster
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We’re Going to Find the Monster

£6.99 - Paperback

Once Upon a Crime
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Once Upon a Crime

£6.99 - Paperback

Adam-2
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Adam-2

£7.99 - Paperback

Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street: the children’s cookbook recommended by Ottolenghi and Nigella
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Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street: the children’s cookbook recommended by Ottolenghi and Nigella

£8.99 - Paperback

Teen & Young Adult Books

Stay Another Day
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Stay Another Day

£7.99 - Paperback

Upper World, The
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Upper World, The

£7.99 - Paperback

Every Line of You
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Every Line of You

£7.99 - Paperback

Splinters of Sunshine
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Splinters of Sunshine

£7.99 - Paperback

As Good As Dead
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As Good As Dead

£8.99 - Paperback

Afterlove
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Afterlove

£7.99 - Paperback

Summer We Turned Green, The
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Summer We Turned Green, The

£7.99 - Paperback

Felix Ever After
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Felix Ever After

£7.99 - Paperback

Rise to the Sun
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Rise to the Sun

£7.99 - Paperback

They Both Die at the End: TikTok made me buy it! The international No.1 bestseller
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They Both Die at the End: TikTok made me buy it! The international No.1 bestseller

£7.99 - Paperback

Ace of Spades
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Ace of Spades

£8.99 - Paperback

All Our Hidden Gifts
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All Our Hidden Gifts

£7.99 - Paperback

Great Godden, The
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Great Godden, The

£7.99 - Paperback

Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel), The
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Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel), The

£8.99 - Paperback

Heartstopper Volume Four
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Heartstopper Volume Four

£10.99 - Paperback

Signed Limited Edition: Any Way the Wind Blows
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Signed Limited Edition: Any Way the Wind Blows

£14.99 - Hardback

Loveless
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Loveless

£7.99 - Paperback

Outlaws Scarlett and Browne, The
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Outlaws Scarlett and Browne, The

£7.99 - Paperback

Six of Crows: Book 1
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Six of Crows: Book 1

£8.99 - Paperback

Black Flamingo, The
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Black Flamingo, The

£7.99 - Paperback

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