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An independent bookshop based in Edinburgh’s seaside community of Portobello

Welcome to our online shop. We’re always adding to and updating our shop, if you can’t find what you’re looking for please get in touch here. Delivery times are usually around 3 – 5 days.

Our physical shop is open 7 days a week, 10am to 6pm.

Our Christmas opening hours:
24 December: 10am to 3.30pm,
25, 26, 27 December: Closed
28, 29, 30 December: 10am to 6pm
31 December: 10am to 3.30pm
1 January: Closed
2 January: 10am to 6pm

Usually deliveries take around 3 -5 days, and often arrive sooner. Please note Royal Mail has been experiencing some delays recently.

You can order for delivery or collection from our website (please note we may need to order books in as not everything on our site is always in stock at the shop).

 Browse our 2022 Gift Guide here!


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Stocking Stuffers & Giftable Picks

Signed Edition: Golden Mole, The: and Other Living Treasure
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Signed Edition: Golden Mole, The: and Other Living Treasure

£14.99 - Hardback

The Gifts of Reading
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The Gifts of Reading

£2.50 - Paperback

Christmas is Murder: A chilling short story collection
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Christmas is Murder: A chilling short story collection

£8.99 - Paperback

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

Cat Who Saved Books, The
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Cat Who Saved Books, The

£8.99 - Paperback

Sunless Solstice: Strange Christmas Tales for the Longest Nights
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Sunless Solstice: Strange Christmas Tales for the Longest Nights

£8.99 - Paperback

Signed Edition: The Little Library Parties
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Signed Edition: The Little Library Parties

£15.00 - Paperback

Night Sky Almanac 2023: A Stargazer’s Guide
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Night Sky Almanac 2023: A Stargazer’s Guide

£9.99 - Hardback

A Ukrainian Christmas
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A Ukrainian Christmas

£16.99 - Hardback

Around the World in 80 Books
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Around the World in 80 Books

£10.99 - Paperback

At Christmas We Feast: Festive Food Through the Ages
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At Christmas We Feast: Festive Food Through the Ages

£12.99 - Hardback

Christmas Memory, A
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Christmas Memory, A

£9.99 - Paperback

Reginald’s Christmas Revel
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Reginald’s Christmas Revel

£9.99 - Hardback

Ghosts in the Gloaming: A Tale from Kinloch
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Ghosts in the Gloaming: A Tale from Kinloch

£9.99 - Hardback

Living Mountain, The: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland
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Living Mountain, The: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland

£14.99 - Hardback

What Writers Read: 35 Writers on their Favourite Book
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What Writers Read: 35 Writers on their Favourite Book

£12.99 -

Advent Street
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Advent Street

£7.99 - Hardback

Dickens and Prince: A Particular Kind of Genius
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Dickens and Prince: A Particular Kind of Genius

£9.99 - Hardback

Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2023, The
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Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2023, The

£12.99 - Hardback

Hardback Pre-orders

Passenger & Stella Maris: Boxed Set, The
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Passenger & Stella Maris: Boxed Set, The

£50.00 - Mixed med

Exclusive Signed & Dedicated Edition: Shy
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Exclusive Signed & Dedicated Edition: Shy

£12.99 - Hardback

Now She Is Witch
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Now She Is Witch

£16.99 - Hardback

Jollof Rice and Other Revolutions
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Jollof Rice and Other Revolutions

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed & Dedicated Edition: Toy Fights
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Signed & Dedicated Edition: Toy Fights

£16.99 - Hardback

The Grief Nurse
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The Grief Nurse

£16.99 - .Hardback

Burial of Ghosts
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Burial of Ghosts

£8.99 - Paperback

Signed Edition: Oh Miriam!
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Signed Edition: Oh Miriam!

£25.00 - Hardback

Birnam Wood
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Birnam Wood

£20.00 - Hardback

Small Worlds
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Small Worlds

£14.99 - .Hardback

Whale
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Whale

£14.99 -

Signed & Dedicated Edition: Strong Female Character
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Signed & Dedicated Edition: Strong Female Character

£16.99 - Hardback

Hardback Fiction Highlights

Book of Goose, The
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Book of Goose, The

£16.99 - Hardback

Birdcatcher, The: FINALIST FOR THE 2022 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
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Birdcatcher, The: FINALIST FOR THE 2022 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

£16.99 - Hardback

Our Share of Night
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Our Share of Night

£18.99 - Hardback

When I Sing, Mountains Dance
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When I Sing, Mountains Dance

£12.99 - Hardback

Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: an Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution
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Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: an Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution

£16.99 - Hardback

Perfect Golden Circle, The: Selected for BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club 2022
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Perfect Golden Circle, The: Selected for BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club 2022

£16.99 - Hardback

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2022
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The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2022

£16.99 - Hardback

Passenger, The
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Passenger, The

£20.00 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Lucy by the Sea
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Signed Edition: Lucy by the Sea

£14.99 - Hardback

Illuminations
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Illuminations

£20.00 - Hardback

Signed Bookplate Edition: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
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Signed Bookplate Edition: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

£16.99 - Hardback

Strega
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Strega

£14.99 - Hardback

Shrines of Gaiety: From the global No.1 bestselling author of Life After Life
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Shrines of Gaiety: From the global No.1 bestselling author of Life After Life

£20.00 - Hardback

Orpheus Builds A Girl
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Orpheus Builds A Girl

£16.99 - Hardback

Ghost Music
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Ghost Music

£14.99 - Hardback

Liberation Day: The new short story collection from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo
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Liberation Day: The new short story collection from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo

£18.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Bournville
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Signed Edition: Bournville

£20.00 - Hardback

Demon Copperhead: ‘Without a doubt the best book I’ll read this year’ Kate Atkinson
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Demon Copperhead: ‘Without a doubt the best book I’ll read this year’ Kate Atkinson

£20.00 - Hardback

Heart Full of Headstones, A: The Gripping New Must-Read Thriller from the No.1 Bestseller Ian Rankin
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Heart Full of Headstones, A: The Gripping New Must-Read Thriller from the No.1 Bestseller Ian Rankin

£22.00 - Hardback

Signed Edition: The Satsuma Complex
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Signed Edition: The Satsuma Complex

£16.99 - Hardback

Hardback Non-Fiction Highlights

Eve Bites Back: An Alternative History of English Literature
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Eve Bites Back: An Alternative History of English Literature

£20.00 - Hardback

Spaceships Over Glasgow: Mogwai, Mayhem and Misspent Youth
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Spaceships Over Glasgow: Mogwai, Mayhem and Misspent Youth

£20.00 - Hardback

Homelands: The History of a Friendship
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Homelands: The History of a Friendship

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: The Climate Book
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Signed Edition: The Climate Book

£25.00 - Hardback

Golden Mole, The: and Other Living Treasure
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Golden Mole, The: and Other Living Treasure

£14.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Supper: Recipes Worth Staying in For
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Signed Edition: Supper: Recipes Worth Staying in For

£22.00 - Hardback

Lapidarium: The Secret Lives of Stones
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Lapidarium: The Secret Lives of Stones

£20.00 - Hardback

The Keys to Kindness
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The Keys to Kindness

£16.99 - Hardback

Wayward: Just Another Life to Live
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Wayward: Just Another Life to Live

£16.99 - Hardback

Novelist as a Vocation: A look at writing and creativity from the internationally acclaimed author of NORWEGIAN WOOD
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Novelist as a Vocation: A look at writing and creativity from the internationally acclaimed author of NORWEGIAN WOOD

£18.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: The Trials of Life
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Signed Edition: The Trials of Life

£20.00 - Hardback

Papyrus
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Papyrus

£25.00 - Hardback

Signed Bookplate Edition: Healing Through Words
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Signed Bookplate Edition: Healing Through Words

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: What Just Happened?!: Dispatches from Turbulent Times
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Signed Edition: What Just Happened?!: Dispatches from Turbulent Times

£20.00 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Belonging
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Signed Edition: Belonging

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Extra Good Things
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Signed Edition: Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Extra Good Things

£25.00 - Hardback,

Wild: Tales from Early Medieval Britain
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Wild: Tales from Early Medieval Britain

£20.00 - Hardback

Surrender: The Autobiography: 40 Songs, One Story
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Surrender: The Autobiography: 40 Songs, One Story

£25.00 - Hardback

Next to Nature: A Lifetime in the English Countryside
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Next to Nature: A Lifetime in the English Countryside

£25.00 - Hardback

New Paperback Fiction

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

£8.99 - Paperback

Small Things Like These: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2022
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Small Things Like These: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2022

£8.99 - Paperback

Fell, The
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Fell, The

£8.99 - Paperback

I Fear My Pain Interests You: A Novel
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I Fear My Pain Interests You: A Novel

£9.99 - Paperback

Dislocations
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Dislocations

£11.99 - Paperback

Fugitives, The
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Fugitives, The

£9.99 - Paperback

Idol, Burning
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Idol, Burning

£14.99 - Paperback

Crossroads
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Crossroads

£9.99 - Paperback

Hex: Darkland Tales
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Hex: Darkland Tales

£7.99 - Paperback

Bewilderment: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER – SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021
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Bewilderment: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER – SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021

£9.99 - Paperback

New Paperback Non-Fiction

Getting Lost – WINNER OF THE 2022 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
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Getting Lost – WINNER OF THE 2022 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE

£12.99 - Paperback

Short History of Queer Women, A
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Short History of Queer Women, A

£8.99 - Paperback

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

£10.99 - Paperback

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

£9.99 - Paperback

Black Jacobins, The: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution
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Black Jacobins, The: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution

£12.99 - Paperback

12 Bytes: How artificial intelligence will change the way we live and love
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12 Bytes: How artificial intelligence will change the way we live and love

£9.99 - Paperback

What Have You Left Behind?
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What Have You Left Behind?

£12.99 - Paperback

Most of Nora Ephron, The: The ultimate anthology of essays, articles and extracts from her greatest work, with a foreword by Candice Carty-Williams
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Most of Nora Ephron, The: The ultimate anthology of essays, articles and extracts from her greatest work, with a foreword by Candice Carty-Williams

£10.99 - Paperback

On Freedom: The electrifying new book from the author of The Argonauts
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On Freedom: The electrifying new book from the author of The Argonauts

£10.99 - Paperback

Ruin of All Witches, The: Life and Death in the New World
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Ruin of All Witches, The: Life and Death in the New World

£9.99 - Paperback

Perfect Poetry

Hurting Kind, The
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Hurting Kind, The

£17.99 - Hardback

Manorism
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Manorism

£12.99 - Paperback

Poems: 1962-2020
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Poems: 1962-2020

£12.99 - Paperback

Imperium
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Imperium

£11.99 - Paperback

Re-creation: A Queer Poetry Anthology
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Re-creation: A Queer Poetry Anthology

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Arctic, The
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Arctic, The

£14.99 - Hardback

Osebol: Voices from a Swedish Village
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Osebol: Voices from a Swedish Village

£14.99 - Paperback

Forward Book of Poetry 2023, The
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Forward Book of Poetry 2023, The

£9.99 - Paperback

Quiet
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Quiet

£10.99 - Paperback

Meditations in an Emergency
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Meditations in an Emergency

£12.99 - Hardback

Peach Pig: The debut collection from the Young People’s Laureate for London, Forward Prize-shortlisted author
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Peach Pig: The debut collection from the Young People’s Laureate for London, Forward Prize-shortlisted author

£10.99 - Paperback

The Lost Chronicle
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The Lost Chronicle

£14.99 - Hardback

Little Resurrection, A
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Little Resurrection, A

£9.99 - Paperback

Heritage Aesthetics
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Heritage Aesthetics

£10.99 - Paperback

Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World
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Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World

£18.99 - Hardback

New and Favourite Children's Books

If Winter Comes, Tell It I’m Not Here
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If Winter Comes, Tell It I’m Not Here

£12.99 - Hardback

Book of Legends: What if all the stories were real?, The
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Book of Legends: What if all the stories were real?, The

£12.99 - Hardback

Meanwhile Back on Earth
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Meanwhile Back on Earth

£16.99 - Hardback

Eight Nights, Eight Lights
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Eight Nights, Eight Lights

£12.99 - Hardback

Leila and the Blue Fox: The perfect gift for every child this Christmas!
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Leila and the Blue Fox: The perfect gift for every child this Christmas!

£12.99 - Hardback

Ministry of Unladylike Activity, The: From the bestselling author of MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE
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Ministry of Unladylike Activity, The: From the bestselling author of MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE

£12.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Which Way to Anywhere
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Signed Edition: Which Way to Anywhere

£12.99 - Hardback

Vanishing of Aveline Jones, The
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Vanishing of Aveline Jones, The

£6.99 - Paperback

Signed Edition: Something About A Bear
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Signed Edition: Something About A Bear

£18.99 - Hardback

Dragon Storm: Kai and Boneshadow
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Dragon Storm: Kai and Boneshadow

£6.99 - Paperback

Well Done, Mummy Penguin
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Well Done, Mummy Penguin

£12.99 - Hardback

And Everything Will Be Glad to See You
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And Everything Will Be Glad to See You

£20.00 - Hardback

National Trust: Birds of a Feather: Press out and learn about 10 beautiful birds
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National Trust: Birds of a Feather: Press out and learn about 10 beautiful birds

£12.99 - Hardback

Leina and the Lord of the Toadstools
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Leina and the Lord of the Toadstools

£12.99 - Hardback

Miraculous Sweetmakers: The Frost Fair, The
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Miraculous Sweetmakers: The Frost Fair, The

£12.99 - Hardback

Signed Exclusive Edition: The Case of the Fishy Detective
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Signed Exclusive Edition: The Case of the Fishy Detective

£12.99 - Hardback

Teen & Young Adult Books

Heartstopper Yearbook, The
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Heartstopper Yearbook, The

£14.99 - Hardback

Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution: From the bestselling author of Felix Ever After
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Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution: From the bestselling author of Felix Ever After

£8.99 - Paperback

Gleanings
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Gleanings

£8.99 - Paperback

Darkness Outside Us, The
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Darkness Outside Us, The

£7.99 - Paperback

Indie Exclusive Edition: The First to Die at the End
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Indie Exclusive Edition: The First to Die at the End

£12.99 - Hardback

Dragon’s Promise, The: the Sunday Times bestselling magical sequel to Six Crimson Cranes
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Dragon’s Promise, The: the Sunday Times bestselling magical sequel to Six Crimson Cranes

£14.99 - Hardback

Honeys, The
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Honeys, The

£8.99 - Paperback

Cuts Both Ways
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Cuts Both Ways

£7.99 - Paperback

Bloodmarked
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Bloodmarked

£9.99 - Paperback

Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea, The: the New York Times bestselling magical fantasy
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Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea, The: the New York Times bestselling magical fantasy

£16.99 - Hardback

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