Hedgehog was feeling sad.
As sad as a hedgehog can feel.
So sad only one thing could help...
Tortoise was feeling sad.
As sad as a tortoise can feel.
So sad only one thing could help...
In this clever flipbook, both a hedgehog and a tortoise are looking for a hug. They ask all the other animals they come across but for some reason no one will hug them. Until a wise owl explains: Hedgehog is t..
'Fascinating' Sunday Times'Engrossing' Evening StandardEvery phase since the advent of the industrial revolution - from the fate of the British Empire, to the global challenges from Germany, Japan and Russia, to America's emergence as a sole superpower, to the Arab Spring, to the long-term decline of economic growth that started with Japan and has now spread to Europe, to China's meteoric economy,..
It begins with a nursery rhyme. Nineteen minutes later you die…A gripping thriller in Lars Kepler’s bestselling series featuring Joona Linna. Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.There’s a face at the window.A masked stranger stands in the shadow of a garden, watching his first victim through the window. He will kill him slowly – play him a nursery rhyme – make him pay.A killer in your h..
The inspiration for the new film from Oscar award-winning director Barry Jenkins'Achingly beautiful' GuardianHarlem in the 1970s: the black soul of New York City. Tish is nineteen and the man she loves - her lifelong friend and the father of her unborn child - has been jailed for a crime he did not commit. As their families come together to fight for his freedom, will their love be enough?'Soulful..
In this classic, comprehensive study of Islamic sects in the contemporary Arab world, Khuri focuses on the Sunni, Shi'a, Alawis, Druze, Ibadis, Zaidis, Yazidis and the Maronites (who, although Christian, are included because they share certain distinguishing features). His placements of these groups on a single comparative scale was unprecedented.Khuri argues that conflicts among Muslims arise fro..
'A startling, provocative and potently useful book' Sunday TimesWhat blinkered Einstein and Edison? Why did Steve Jobs and NASA make lethal errors of judgement? How might environmental disaster and social inequality be averted?It is time for us to learn a new way of thinking.The twenty-first century presents complex problems that require a wiser way of reasoning, one that recognises our current li..
Winner of the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Prize 2018. Up to the minute brain science from a world class scientist. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explains how the adolescent brain transforms as it develops and shapes the adults we become. 'Beautifully written with clarity, expertise and honesty about the most important subject for all of us. I couldn’t put it down.' - Professor Robert Winston ..
At a time when Islam is the focus of attention, vilified by some and a source of inspiration for others, Arkoun's is one of few voices that seek to go against the stream. His radical review of mainstream historiography of Islam draws on interdisciplinary analysis - historical, social, psychological and anthropological. One of the foremost thinkers of the Muslim world, Arkoun is in a position to qu..
Set between the icy streets and dark forests of Norway, The Katharina Code is a heart-stopping story of one man's obsession with his coldest case. Atmospheric, gripping and suspenseful; this is Nordic Noir at its very best.You loved Wallander, now meet Wisting . . . ___________Katharina went missing twenty-four years ago.Each year on the anniversary of her disappearance Chief Inspector William Wis..
The first book in a laugh-out-loud funny adventure series for 8+ readers from radio stars Greg James and Chris Smith'So funny, it's almost criminal' INDEPENDENT'Outrageous capers' GUARDIANSHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZEA TOM FLETCHER BOOK CLUB PICKMurph Cooper has a problem.His new school is top secret, and super weird. His classmates can all fly or control the weather or con..
The second, epically funny adventure starring Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes from Greg James and Chris SmithNot all heroes have superpowers.Don't believe us? Well Murph Cooper is living proof. Since becoming Kid Normal, he and the Super Zeroes have been catching baddies all over the place. But being a hero is about to get a whole lot harder ...Far away in a top-secret prison, the world's most f..
The third book in the bestselling, award-winning, laugh-out-loud funny KID NORMAL series by Greg James and Chris SmithPraise for KID NORMAL:'So funny, it's almost criminal' INDEPENDENT'Outrageous capers' GUARDIANYOU DON'T NEED SUPERPOWERS TO BE A HERO ... Or do you?Despite having no powers, Murph Cooper is part of the best team in the Heroes' Alliance. So when supervillain Magpie declares all-out ..
*The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series!*The much-anticipated first book in a brand-new duology by New York Times bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo.Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country's bloody civil war - and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borde..
England, 1348: as the Black Death spreads through the country, people start to die by the thousands. In Dorset, young Lady Anne takes control of her lands, with her trusted steward, Thaddeus, at her side. Compassionate and resourceful, she decides to quarantine the estate against the terrifying pestilence, bringing some two hundred serfs inside the moated walls. But in such a confined space, confl..
The paperback edition of this delightful and internationally bestselling collection of letters, to coincide with the Autumn run of Letters LiveLetters of Note is a collection of over one hundred of the world’s most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name - an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virgi..
'A glorious plum-pudding of a book, to be consulted, with pleasure and profit, over and over again' Sir Jeremy Isaacs Michael Steen's 'Great Composers' was originally published in 2003. A lifetime's work and almost 1000 pages long, it has since become 'the' reference point and key read on the biographical backgrounds to classical music's biggest names.Authoritative and hugely detailed - but noneth..
A sci-fi thriller with a killer twist from the beloved author of The Next Together seriesRomy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission to establish a second home for humanity. Alone in space, she is the loneliest girl in the universe until she hears about a new ship which has launched from Earth – with a single passenger on board. A boy call..
'Exquisite . . . a book for anyone with a loved one with dementia. In Montague's hands this landscape is rendered more bearable.' Irish Times'A profoundly moving book . . . Jules Montague is writing about what it is to be human and the surprising fragility of our sense of self.' Daily MailWho do you become when your mind misbehaves?Neurologist Dr Jules Montague blends stories of her patients exper..
From the author of the phenomenal multi-million copy bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down"Hearing the words 'be good to yourself first, then to others' was like being struck by lightning."Many of us respond to the pressures of life by turning inwards and ignoring problems, sometimes resulting in anxiety or depression. Others react by working harder at work, at school or at hom..
“There really is no correct way to consume this book. Read it from front to back, from back to front, or simply pick letters at random; whichever one you land on will offer you a snapshot of history in a format that we cannot afford to let die”FOLLOW-UP TO THE PHENOMENAL INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERINCLUDING LETTERS FROM:Jane Austen, Richard Burton, Helen Keller, Alan Turing, Albus Dumbledore, Eleanor..
My love for him felt so total and so annihilating that it was often impossible for me to see him clearly at all.
Years ago, Sukie moved in with Nathan because her mother was dead and her father was difficult, and she had nowhere else to go. Now they are on the brink of the inevitable.
Sally Rooney is one of the most acclaimed young talents of recent years. With her minute attention to the power ..
THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY SPRING BOOK CLUB PICK, FROM THE AUTHOR BEHIND AWARD WINNING TV SERIES BIG LITTLE LIES. Nine perfect strangers, each hiding an imperfect life.A luxury retreat cut off from the outside world.Ten days that promise to change your life.But some promises - like some lives - are perfect lies . . .__________'Fantastic' Times'Original, suspenseful, d..
Welcome to The Nothing to See Here Hotel! A hotel for magical creatures run by Frankie Banister and his parents.‘Exuberant story and witty illustrations, this is my kind of book!’ Chris Riddell‘Giggles guaranteed’ Nick SharrattFrankie Banister and his family are preparing to celebrate Grandad Abraham’s 175th birthday – an occasion that’s going to be even more HONKHUMPTIOUS now that Abe’s ghost has..
The legend begins.In Tempests and Slaughter, fans of Tamora Pierce will be rewarded with the never-before-told story of how Numair Salmalín came to Tortall. Newcomers will discover an unforgettable fantasy adventure where a kingdom's future rests on the shoulders of a young man with unimaginable gifts and a talent for making vicious enemies.In the ancient halls of the Imperial University of Cartha..
A nice old grandma bakes a pie, but - oh me, oh my! - that yummy treat is stolen by a greedy fox, then lost and found by a mouse, snatched by a cat, grabbed by a dog, and plucked away by an owl, before landing back on Grandma's table for everyone to share, or maybe not . . ...
The board book edition of the bestselling rhyming story, jam-packed with the silliest of animals, will have the youngest of readers in fits of laughter.Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gofers sit on sofas, but Frog does not want to sit on a log!From the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes an hilarious rhyming tale abou..
Learn the secrets to a long, healthy and happy life (in only 4 weeks!) with this bestselling fitness, diet and lifestyle plan. ___________Okinawa is the Japanese island, home to the world's healthiest population.There is nothing more universal than the desire to slow down the ageing process, to live a long, full life with health, energy, and independence. The Okinawa Way presents the first evidenc..
"A highly original and often hypnotic work . . . exactly the type of book that readers in search of striking European voices should embrace" John Boyne, author of THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMASA contemporary Berlin fairy tale that bristles with urban truths - the first novel of Germany's best-known contemporary playwrightOne clear, ice-cold January morning shortly after dawn, a wolf crosses the bo..
'A sweeping, brilliant overview of the history not only of our species but of the world ... Dartnell has a rare talent in being able to see the big picture – and explaining why it matters' PETER FRANKOPAN, author of The Silk RoadsWhen we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet mad..
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019'Of all the books that I read this summer I think this was my absolute favourite. It really blew me away' DOLLY ALDERTON'Frank, provocative and brilliant' INDEPENDENT'Utterly mesmerising' TATLER'Hilarious, poignant, sexy. A brilliant story about why we crave connection and how to find ourselves' ELLE'Laugh-out-loud funny' iCHOSEN AS A SUMMER READ BY..
DISCOVER THE AMAZING POWER OF POETRY TO MAKE EVEN THE MOST F**KED UP TIMES FEEL BETTERA beautiful little book of short, simple, classic and contemporary poems to dip into, to make life feel better.From Shakespeare and Shelley to Lemn Sissay and Kate Tempest, poets have always been the best at showing us we're not alone, however sh*t things might seem.Funny, reflective, romantic and life-affirming ..
It sounded like a respectable and worthy enough death for an explorer - tumbling from an ice bridge to be impaled upon a mammoth tusk - but Stella really, really didn't want that to happen, just the same.Join Stella Starflake Pearl and her three fellow explorers as they trek across the snowy Icelands and come face-to-face with frost fairies, snow queens, outlaw hideouts, unicorns, pygmy dinosaurs ..
A time travel murder mystery from a brilliantly original new voice.'Genre-defying ... Witty and inventive' Guardian.1967Four female scientists invent a time travel machine. But then one of them suffers a breakdown and puts the whole project in peril...2017Ruby knows her Granny Bee was the scientist who went mad, but they never talk about it. Until they receive a message from the future, warning of..
"A hugely rewarding read." SFX Magazine“James is one to watch.“ Kirkus ReviewsHow far would you go to save those you love? Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on the planet after a virus caused global infertility. Closeted in a pocket of London and doted upon by a small, ageing community, the pair spend their days mudlarking and looking for treasure – until a secret is uncovered that threatens..
A work of investigative history that will completely change the way in which we see the Romanov story. Finally, here is the truth about the secret plans to rescue Russia’s last imperial family.On 17 July 1918, the whole of the Russian Imperial Family was murdered. There were no miraculous escapes. The former Tsar Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, and their children – Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia an..
Markets have long been acknowledged to be a superior mechanism for managing resources but until the advent of big data, they largely functioned better in theory than in practice. Now, as ideal markets are within reach because of vastly greater access to information, we are on the verge of a major disruption. As data becomes a more valuable asset than cash, the rules for surviving and thriving are ..
'Intricate and crisp, witty and solemn: a book with special and dangerous properties' Hilary Mantel on Rotherweird'Baroque, Byzantine and beautiful - not to mention bold' - M.R. Carey on RotherweirdWELCOME BACK TO ROTHERWEIRDFor four hundred years, the town of Rotherweird has stood alone, made independent from the rest of England to protect a deadly secret.But someone is playing a very long game. ..
A world on the brink of catastrophe. A two-thousand-year-old mystery. A lost gospel.A young man flees the drudgery of shopkeeping in Tsarist Russia to make a new life among the bohemians and revolutionaries of nineteenth-century Paris. Beginning a treacherous journey through a world of spies and double-cross, propaganda, lost love, and anti-Semitism, he enters a modern world where lies have the po..
SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A highly readable, fascinating book that jerks the debate on religion versus atheism right out of its crusted rut into the light of serious intellectual scrutiny' ObserverA meditation on the importance of atheism in the modern world - and its inadequacies and contradictions - by one of Britain's leading philosophers'When you explore older atheisms, you will find some of yo..
A shattered moon. A secret plan. Last girl standing.Orry and her family are the best conmen in the Quadrant, running elaborate heists to target the ruling families of the Ascendancy.This time should be no different . . . but then Orry goes off-script and everything falls apart. Less than an hour later her mark is dead and she's on the run, accused of a murder she didn't commit.Turns out, the penda..
#1 New York Times BestsellerOver 6 million copies soldIn this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is..
Suleiman the Magnificent, most glorious of the Ottoman sultans, kept Europe atremble for nearly half a century. In a few years he led his army as far as the gates of Vienna, made himself master of the Mediterranean and established his court in Baghdad. Faced with this redoubtable champion, who regarded it as his duty to extend the boundaries of Islam father and farther, the Christian world could n..
The blockbuster DC Icons series that began with Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman, Marie Lu's Batman, and Sarah J. Maas's Catwoman continues with the story of the world's first super hero - SUPERMAN - from award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author MATT DE LA PEÑA.Clark Kent has always been faster, stronger, better than everyone around him. He knows drawing attention to himself could be dan..
The Sunday Times Bestseller‘Lovely, lovely, lovely… Sue Townsend meets Kate Atkinson meets Nina Stibbe’ MARIAN KEYES‘Powerful and profound’ Guardian‘Another sure-fire hit’ Daily Mail‘Funny, melancholy, acutely observant’ Sunday Express84-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she considers the charming new resident who looks exactl..
Brian Aldiss, who died in 2017, was best known for his science fiction - and in particular for a short story optioned by Stanley Kubrick, which would, under the direction of Steven Spielberg, become the film A.I. Artificial Intelligence.
Aldiss's first book was published by Faber in 1955.
This brief, late trilogy contains much of his lively humour, one improbable invention, and a pervasive sense..
“We're all in sales now”The New York Times No.1 Bestseller; ‘a human guide to how sales might work and be successful in the 21st century’ ObserverParents sell their kids on going to bed. Spouses sell their partners on mowing the lawn. We sell our bosses on giving us more money and more time off. And in astonishing numbers we go online to sell ourselves on Facebook, Twitter and online dating profil..
THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER BY AWARD WINNER KATE ATKINSON'An unapologetic novel of ideas which is also wise, funny and paced like a thriller' ObserverIn 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by..
'On the whole, it was easier than I had expected. Only once did I feel myself at risk. That was when the Inspector suddenly intervened. He said in a harsh voice: "He married your wife, didn't he? Took her away from you some people might say. Nice piece of goods, too, by the look of her. Didn't you feel any grievance?"
I had been expecting this question. I knew exactly what I would say.'