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Hardback Pre-orders

Signed & Dedicated Edition: Boy Friends
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Signed & Dedicated Edition: Boy Friends

£14.99 - Hardback

Young Mungo
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Young Mungo

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed Indie Exclusive Edition: Devotion
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Signed Indie Exclusive Edition: Devotion

£14.99 - Hardback

Sea of Tranquility
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Sea of Tranquility

£14.99 - Hardback

Moon Witch, Spider King: Dark Star Trilogy 2
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Moon Witch, Spider King: Dark Star Trilogy 2

£20.00 - Hardback

Free Love: ‘So real and humane and utterly transporting’ – Meg Mason, author of Sorrow and Bliss
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Free Love: ‘So real and humane and utterly transporting’ – Meg Mason, author of Sorrow and Bliss

£16.99 - Hardback

Companion Piece
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Companion Piece

£16.99 - Hardback

Pure Colour: the new novel from the author of Motherhood and How Should A Person Be?
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Pure Colour: the new novel from the author of Motherhood and How Should A Person Be?

£16.99 - Hardback

Swimmers, The
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Swimmers, The

£12.99 - Hardback

Mothers, Fathers, and Others: New Essays
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Mothers, Fathers, and Others: New Essays

£20.00 - Hardback

The Second Cut
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The Second Cut

£14.99 - Hardback

Love Marriage: ‘Exquisitely written with big heartedness, intelligence and passion’ Ruth Jones
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Love Marriage: ‘Exquisitely written with big heartedness, intelligence and passion’ Ruth Jones

£18.99 - Hardback

Otherlands: A World in the Making
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Otherlands: A World in the Making

£20.00 - Hardback

Brown Girls
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Brown Girls

£12.99 - Hardback

Violets
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Violets

£12.99 - Hardback

Recitatif
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Recitatif

£9.99 - Hardback

Last Emperor of Mexico, The: A Disaster in the New World
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Last Emperor of Mexico, The: A Disaster in the New World

£20.00 - Hardback

When We Were Birds
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When We Were Birds

£14.99 - Hardback

How High We Go in the Dark
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How High We Go in the Dark

£16.99 - Hardback

Run And Hide
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Run And Hide

£16.99 - Hardback

New Hardback Fiction

Signed Edition: To Paradise
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Signed Edition: To Paradise

£20.00 - Hardback

Raptures, The: ‘Original and exciting, terrifying and hilarious’ Sunday Times Ireland
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Raptures, The: ‘Original and exciting, terrifying and hilarious’ Sunday Times Ireland

£14.99 - Hardback

Wahala: The hottest debut of 2022
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Wahala: The hottest debut of 2022

£14.99 - Hardback

Olga Dies Dreaming
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Olga Dies Dreaming

£16.99 - Hardback

Time Outside This Time, A
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Time Outside This Time, A

£14.99 - Hardback

Scary Monsters
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Scary Monsters

£14.99 - Hardback

Harrow
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Harrow

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Small Things Like These: A BBC Two Between the Covers Book Club pick and BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime
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Small Things Like These: A BBC Two Between the Covers Book Club pick and BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime

£10.00 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Hare House
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Signed Edition: Hare House

£14.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: The Cat Who Saved Books
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Signed Edition: The Cat Who Saved Books

£9.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: The Fell
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Signed Edition: The Fell

£14.99 - Hardback

Signed Bookplate Edition: Peaces
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Signed Bookplate Edition: Peaces

£14.99 - Hardback

Pity the Beast
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Pity the Beast

£14.99 - Hardback

Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket: Stories
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Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket: Stories

£14.99 - Hardback

The Promise: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021
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The Promise: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021

£16.99 - Hardback

My Monticello
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My Monticello

£12.99 - Hardback

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

£20.00 - Hardback

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

£20.00 - Hardback

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

£14.99 - Hardback

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

£14.99 - Hardback

New Hardback Non-Fiction

Treeline, The: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth
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Treeline, The: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth

£20.00 - Hardback

Abolition. Feminism. Now.
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Abolition. Feminism. Now.

£14.99 - Hardback

In Defence of Witches: Why women are still on trial
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In Defence of Witches: Why women are still on trial

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White Debt: The Demerara Uprising and Britain’s Legacy of Slavery
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White Debt: The Demerara Uprising and Britain’s Legacy of Slavery

£20.00 - Hardback

Time on Rock: A Climber’s Route into the Mountains
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Time on Rock: A Climber’s Route into the Mountains

£16.99 - Hardback

These Precious Days
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These Precious Days

£16.99 - Hardback

Free: Coming of Age at the End of History
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Free: Coming of Age at the End of History

£20.00 - Hardback

Orwell’s Roses
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Orwell’s Roses

£16.99 - Hardback

Black British Lives Matter: A Clarion Call for Equality
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Black British Lives Matter: A Clarion Call for Equality

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: The Art of Wild Swimming: Scotland
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Signed Edition: The Art of Wild Swimming: Scotland

£14.99 - Hardback

Dawn of Everything, The: A New History of Humanity
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Dawn of Everything, The: A New History of Humanity

£30.00 - Hardback

Wintering: The power of rest and retreat in difficult times
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Wintering: The power of rest and retreat in difficult times

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Manifesto
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Signed Edition: Manifesto

£14.99 - Hardback

Oppositions: Selected Essays
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Oppositions: Selected Essays

£16.99 - Hardback

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

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: The Heart of Things: An Anthology of Memory and Lament
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Signed Edition: The Heart of Things: An Anthology of Memory and Lament

£16.99 - 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

Right to Sex, The: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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Right to Sex, The: The Sunday Times Bestseller

£20.00 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Putting the Rabbit in the Hat
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Signed Edition: Putting the Rabbit in the Hat

£20.00 - Hardback

New Paperback Fiction

How We Are Translated: a novel
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How We Are Translated: a novel

£8.99 - Paperback

little scratch: Shortlisted for The Goldsmiths Prize 2021
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little scratch: Shortlisted for The Goldsmiths Prize 2021

£8.99 - Paperback

No One Is Talking About This: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021 and the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021
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No One Is Talking About This: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021 and the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021

£8.99 - Paperback

Signed & Dedicated Edition: 1979
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Signed & Dedicated Edition: 1979

£8.99 - Paperback

Detransition, Baby: Longlisted for the Women’s Prize 2021 and Top Ten The Times Bestseller
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Detransition, Baby: Longlisted for the Women’s Prize 2021 and Top Ten The Times Bestseller

£8.99 - Paperback

Luster
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Luster

£9.99 - Paperback

Phenotypes
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Phenotypes

£10.00 - Paperback

Unsettled Ground: Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2021
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Unsettled Ground: Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2021

£8.99 - Paperback

The Death of Francis Bacon
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The Death of Francis Bacon

£5.99 - Paperback

Acts of Desperation: The must-read novel of 2022
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Acts of Desperation: The must-read novel of 2022

£8.99 - Paperback

Outlawed: The Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
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Outlawed: The Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

£8.99 - Paperback

You Exist Too Much
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You Exist Too Much

£8.99 - Paperback

Somebody Loves You
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Somebody Loves You

£11.99 - Paperback

Byobu
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Byobu

£9.99 - Paperback

Books of Jacob, The
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Books of Jacob, The

£20.00 - Paperback

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

Night Will Be Long, The
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Night Will Be Long, The

£13.99 - Paperback

What Will It Take For Me To Leave
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What Will It Take For Me To Leave

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Must I Go
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Must I Go

£9.99 - Paperback

New Paperback Non-Fiction

Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Today
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Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Today

£9.99 - Paperback

Gay Bar: Why We Went Out
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Gay Bar: Why We Went Out

£9.99 - Paperback

Recovery: The Lost Art of Convalescence
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Recovery: The Lost Art of Convalescence

£4.99 - Paperback

No Modernism Without Lesbians
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No Modernism Without Lesbians

£9.99 - Paperback

Panic Years, The: ‘Every millennial woman should have this on her bookshelf’ Pandora Sykes
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Panic Years, The: ‘Every millennial woman should have this on her bookshelf’ Pandora Sykes

£8.99 - Paperback

Act of Living, The: What the Great Psychologists Can Teach Us About Surviving Discontent in an Age of Anxiety
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Act of Living, The: What the Great Psychologists Can Teach Us About Surviving Discontent in an Age of Anxiety

£10.99 - Paperback

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

£9.99 - Paperback

Seed to Dust: A mindful, seasonal tale of a year in the garden
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Seed to Dust: A mindful, seasonal tale of a year in the garden

£9.99 - Paperback

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

£9.99 - Paperback

Fifty Words for Snow
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Fifty Words for Snow

£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

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

Queer Life, Queer Love: An anthology
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Queer Life, Queer Love: An anthology

£9.99 - Paperback

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

£12.99 - Paperback

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

£10.99 - Paperback

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

£9.99 - Paperback

Best of Me, The
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Best of Me, The

£9.99 - Paperback

Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, A Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World
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Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, A Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World

£10.99 - Paperback

Replace Me
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Replace Me

£6.00 - Paperback

Indie Publishers

Go Back at Once
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Go Back at Once

£11.99 - Paperback

Sterling Karat Gold
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Sterling Karat Gold

£9.99 - Paperback

Happy Hour
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Happy Hour

£10.99 - Paperback

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

£8.99 - Paperback

Brickmakers
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Brickmakers

£9.99 - Paperback

Replace Me
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Replace Me

£6.00 - Paperback

Dark Neighbourhood
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Dark Neighbourhood

£10.99 - Paperback

Eighth Girl, The
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Eighth Girl, The

£8.99 - Paperback

Dead Relatives
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Dead Relatives

£9.99 - Paperback

Ill Feelings
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Ill Feelings

£12.99 - 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

Variations
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Variations

£9.99 - Paperback

Losers
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Losers

£6.00 - Paperback

Dolls, The
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Dolls, The

£12.99 - Paperback

Occupation
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Occupation

£9.99 - Paperback

Duck Feet
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Duck Feet

£8.99 - Paperback

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

Beautiful Books

Whole Vegetable, The
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Whole Vegetable, The

£25.00 - Hardback

Signed Edition: In: The Graphic Novel
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Signed Edition: In: The Graphic Novel

£18.99 - Hardback

Modern Preserver’s Kitchen, The: Cooking with Jam, Chutney, Pickles and Ferments
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Modern Preserver’s Kitchen, The: Cooking with Jam, Chutney, Pickles and Ferments

£22.00 - Hardback

Year Unfolding, A: A Printmaker’s View
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Year Unfolding, A: A Printmaker’s View

£20.00 - Hardback

Latin American Cookbook, The
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Latin American Cookbook, The

£35.00 - Hardback

Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black
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Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black

£30.00 - Hardback

Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization
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Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization

£18.99 - Hardback

Nature’s Palette: A colour reference system from the natural world
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Nature’s Palette: A colour reference system from the natural world

£35.00 - 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

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

£18.99 - Hardback

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

£22.00 - Hardback

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

£35.00 - Hardback

Artistic Places
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Artistic Places

£14.99 - 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

Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide
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Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide

£32.00 - Hardback

Perfect Poetry

C+nto: & Othered Poems
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C+nto: & Othered Poems

£10.99 - Paperback

The Sun Isn’t Out Long Enough
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The Sun Isn’t Out Long Enough

£10 - Paperback

Amnion
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Amnion

£10.99 - Paperback

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

H of H Playbook
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H of H Playbook

£20.00 - Hardback

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

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

Hotel Raphael
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Hotel Raphael

£10.99 - Paperback

New and Favourite Children's Books

National Trust: Where’s Mr Puffin?
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National Trust: Where’s Mr Puffin?

£6.99 - Board boo

Dragon Storm: Tomas and Ironskin
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Dragon Storm: Tomas and Ironskin

£6.99 - Paperback

Dragon Storm: Cara and Silverthief
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Dragon Storm: Cara and Silverthief

£6.99 - Paperback

Room To Dream: (Front Desk #3)
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Room To Dream: (Front Desk #3)

£6.99 - Paperback

I Am Hungry
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I Am Hungry

£12.99 - Hardback

Clementine Florentine
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Clementine Florentine

£7.99 - Paperback

Jummy at the River School
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Jummy at the River School

£6.99 - Paperback

Hatmakers, The
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Hatmakers, The

£7.99 - Paperback

Frindleswylde
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Frindleswylde

£14.99 - Hardback

Big Book of Belonging, The
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Big Book of Belonging, The

£14.99 - Hardback

Signed Bookplate Edition: Danger at Dead Man’s Pass
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Signed Bookplate Edition: Danger at Dead Man’s Pass

£7.99 - Paperback

Year in Fleurville, A: recipes from balconies, rooftops, and gardens
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Year in Fleurville, A: recipes from balconies, rooftops, and gardens

£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

Primrose Railway Children, The
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Primrose Railway Children, The

£12.99 - Hardback

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

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

Teen & Young Adult Books

Ivory Key, The
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Ivory Key, The

£8.99 - Paperback

Sad Ghost Club Volume Two, The
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Sad Ghost Club Volume Two, The

£10.99 - Paperback

Revelry, The
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Revelry, The

£7.99 - Paperback

You’ll Be the Death of Me
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You’ll Be the Death of Me

£7.99 - Paperback

Stay Another Day: The perfect book to curl up with this Christmas
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Stay Another Day: The perfect book to curl up with this Christmas

£7.99 - Paperback

Signed Edition: The Summer We Turned Green
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Signed Edition: The Summer We Turned Green

£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

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

Loveless
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Loveless

£7.99 - Paperback

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