1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die is the ultimate critical guide to history’s greatest music. You’ll find a mouthwatering choice of listening here: from Miles Davis’s jazz landmark Kind of Blue (1959) to David Bowie’s tragic final release Blackstar (2016), alongside groundbreaking releases by contemporary artists.
Explore musical history from the symphonic pop of The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds to the gargantuan grunge of Nirvana’s Nevermind. As well as the acknowledged milestones without whi..
A comprehensive and fully updated guide to the very best beers in the world, with information on each beer's region of origin, style, flavour, and how it is made and served, together with entertaining anecdotes about the breweries...
With a foreword by Peter St John.
1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die is a visual testament to the world's greatest achievements in architecture. Beginning with the marvels of the ancient world and continuing with the masterpieces of our present day, this book details the historical and geographic considerations that influenced the design, with stunning photographs illustrating the technical ingenuity and aesthetic brilliance of architects past and present.
Comprehensive yet concise, e..
With a preface from founding member of Pink Floyd, Nick Mason.
Prepare yourself for the world’s greatest road trip.
Strap yourself in for a cavalcade of the fastest, biggest, smallest, most expensive, most innovative and downright sexiest motorized vehicles ever produced. Whether you’re a vintage car spotter or an armchair petrolhead, 1001 Cars To Dream Of Driving Before You Die brings you the best stories and the most amazing photographs of the finest cars from every corner of the globe.
** The bestselling film book returns fully updated for 2021! **
With more than 1.75 million copies sold worldwide in 30 languages, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is the ultimate movie guide that celebrates the cult classics and their contemporary competitors, along with box office hits and breakout independents.
Capturing the must-see movies of all time from more than 100 years of cinema, this go-to guide offers an abundance of witty analysis and revelatory insights. Discover some of..
1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die is the perfect guide to the world’s most exhilarating walks. The ever-increasing passion for recreational walking is given fresh impetus with the creation of each new national park and wilderness area, the construction of every new walkway and the clearing of another fresh trail. The growth in popularity of pathways and woodland walks, and the conversion of canal banks and disused railways around the world to mixed-use walkand cycle-ways, means we no..
1001 Whiskies You Must Try Before You Die takes you on a fascinating global whisky tour - from Scotland and Ireland through North America, Japa, India and the rest of the world, providing insight into the best and most exciting whiskies ever made...
Among the thousands of great wines on the market, which should you try at least once in your lifetime? 1001 Wines You Must Try Before You Die ensures that you make the right decision every time. This evocative and informative guide identifies the wines and vintages most likely to please the palate, explains what makes them so special and suggests when best to drink them. Some of the 1001 wines selected are old and rare, most are readily available and many represent spectacular value; a few are c..
A laugh-out-loud Christmas rhyming picture book, featuring 101 magical festive bums of all shapes and sizes! From the creators of 101 Bums and 101 Spooky Bums.
Find sparkly bums, twinkly bums, jolly bums, snowy bums and lots more in this fun-filled celebration of Christmas - with an exciting festive finale!
A bouncy read-aloud text and hilarious illustrations will get every child (and grown-up) giggling and excited for Christmas.
With a super-shiny foil cover!..
There are lots of laughs at every level in The 143-Storey Treehouse, the eleventh book in the number one bestselling Treehouse series from Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton.
We've added thirteen new levels to our Treehouse, including a word-o-matic (it knows every word in the whole world!); a recycling depot; a wrecking ball; a deep, dark cave with a real live, fire-breathing dragon; a complaining room; a spooky graveyard (where it's always midnight, even in the middle of the day); and a camping ..
1922 was a year of great turbulence and upheaval. Its events reverberated throughout the rest of the twentieth century and still affect us today, 100 years later.
Empires fell. The Ottoman Empire collapsed after more than six centuries. The British Empire had reached its greatest extent but its heyday was over. The Irish Free State was declared and demands for independence in India grew. New nations and new politics came into existence. The Soviet Union was officially created and Mussolini's It..
The first magical book in the festive series, from number one bestselling author Matt Haig, and featuring enchanting illustrations from Chris MouldBELIEVE IN THE IMPOSSIBLEYou are about to readTHE TRUE STORY OF FATHER CHRISTMASIf you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away.(Because this book is FULL of impossible things.)Are you still reading?Good.Then let us begin..."Terrific . . . an instant classic" (GUARDIAN)"A new festive..
'Exhilarating' - Sunday Times
'Funny and moving' - Jarvis Cocker
Music critic and writer Paul Morley weaves together memoir and history in a spiralling tale that establishes classical music as the most rebellious genre of all.
Paul Morley had stopped being surprised by modern pop music and found himself retreating into the sounds of artists he loved when, as an emerging music journalist in the 70s, he wrote for NME. But not wishing to give in to dreary nostalgia, endlessly circling back to the..
From the INTERNATIONAL NO. 1 BESTSELLING author, Adam Silvera, comes three sensational books guaranteed to stay with you long after reading, including THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END, which has clocked up 60 million views and counting on TIKTOK!
THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END
When Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to tell them they’re going to die today, two total strangers meet up through the Last Friend app to live a lifetime in a single day . . . and maybe even fall in love while they’re ..
An "impressive" history of Afghanistan (New York Times Book Review), from the Mughal Empire to the Taliban
Afghanistan traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in this volatile region of the world, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban resurgence today. Thomas Barfield introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups in Afghanistan, explaining what unites them as Afghans despite the regional, cultural, and p..
BY THE WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE 2021
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2021
LONGLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE 2021
'Riveting and heartbreaking ... A compelling novel, one that gathers close all those who were meant to be forgotten, and refuses their erasure' Maaza Mengiste, Guardian
'A brilliant and important book for our times, by a wondrous writer' Philippe Sands, New Statesman, Books of the Year
While he was still a little boy, Ilyas was stolen from..
Amaya, princess of House Amethyst in Gemworld, is something of a troublemaker. She and her brother have great fun together until a magical prank goes much too far and her parents ground her...to Earth! They hope a whole week in the mundane world will teach her that magic is a privilege...and maybe washing dishes by hand will help her realize the palace servants should be respected.
Three years later, Amy has settled into middle school and ordinary life. She doesn't remember any other home. So w..
'A magnificent achievement' Nikolai Tolstoy, The Times
Among the Russians is a marvellous account of a solitary journey by car from St. Petersburg and the Baltic States south to Georgia and Armenia. A gifted writer and intrepid traveller, Thubron grapples with the complexities of Russian identity and relays his extraordinary journey in characteristically lyrical style. This is an enthralling and revealing account of the habits and idiosyncrasies of a fascinating nation along with a sharp and in..
One of the twentieth century’s greatest philosophers presents the results of his lifetime study of man’s cultural achievements
An Essay on Man is an original synthesis of contemporary knowledge, a unique interpretation of the intellectual crisis of our time, and a brilliant vindication of man’s ability to resolve human problems by the courageous use of his mind. In a new introduction Peter E. Gordon situates the book among Cassirer’s greater body of work, and looks at why his “hymn to humanity ..
The Anglo-Saxon period, stretching from the fifth to the late eleventh century, begins with the Roman retreat from the Western world and ends with the Norman takeover of England. Between these epochal events, many of the contours and patterns of English life that would endure for the next millennium were shaped. In this authoritative work, N. J. Higham and M. J. Ryan reexamine Anglo-Saxon England in the light of new research in disciplines as wide ranging as historical genetics, paleobotany, arc..
The brand new novel from the worldwide No. 1 bestselling author of Amazon Prime's NINE PERFECT STRANGERS and the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO series BIG LITTLE LIES
'Utterly and completely wonderful. I've loved all of Liane's books but Apples Never Fall is next-level writing: an intelligent, forensic portrait of a family' MARIAN KEYES
The Delaney family love one another dearly - it's just that sometimes they want to murder each other . . .
Joy Delaney and husband Stan have done w..
The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved cult classic about family, friendship and first love, from award-winning author Benjamin Alire Sáenz. This lyrical novel will enrapture readers of Love, Simon, John Green and Call me by your Name.
A love story like no other.
In Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, two boys fell in love. Now they must discover what it means to stay in love and build a relationship in a world that seems to challenge their very existence.
Reaching some of the darkest corners of the world, this is a compendium of travel destinations like no other.
Author Peter Hohenhaus has visited nearly all of the places featured in the book, and brings his first-hand knowledge to the reader. Dark tourism has seen a surge in popularity in the last decade as people seek a richer travel experience, choosing to meaningfully engage with our more troubling heritage rather than opting for merely escapist vacations. This is the first book to bring tog..
The squad you love is out of time. Prepare for the thrilling finale in the epic, bestselling Aurora Cycle series about a band of unlikely heroes who just might be the galaxy's last hope for survival.
Is this the end?
What happens when you ask a bunch of losers, discipline cases and misfits to save the galaxy from an ancient evil? The ancient evil wins, of course.
Wait . . . Not. So. Fast.
When we last saw Squad 312, they were working together seamlessly (aka, freaking out) as an intergalact..
Sequel to instant New York Times bestseller Axiom's End, in Truth of the Divine, Lindsay Ellis deepens her exploration of a world faced with the presence of extra terrestrial intelligence.
The human race is at a crossroads; we know that we are not alone, but details about the alien presence on Earth are still being withheld from the public. As the political climate becomes more unstable, the world is forced to consider the ramifications of granting human rights to non-human persons. How do you ..
Evie Barnes is a bad girl. And everyone knows that bad girls make the best friends... A story of murder, secrets and tragedy from the author of MOXIE - as seen on Netflix.
1964. Houston, Texas.
Evie Barnes is a 'bad' girl. So are all her friends. They're the sort who wear bold makeup, laugh too loud and run around with boys. Most of all, they protect their own against the world. So when Evie is saved from being assaulted by a good girl from the right side of the tracks, every rule she's always..
The 1950s was a decade of change for the Dark Knight Detective, one that introduced new friends\-\-and foes! These tales include the debuts of Deadshot, future member of the Suicide Squad; the original Batwoman, Kathy Kane; Mr. Zero, who would go on to greater fame as the nefarious Mr. Freeze; the original Red Hood; and the pesky interdimensional pixie known as Bat\-Mite. This was also an era of great inventiveness, with tales that revealed how Batman\x27s own father, Thomas Wayne, was once a Ba..
Who has designs on the Dark Knight?
It’s a new day in Gotham. Bane has been vanquished, but both the city and its champion are still struggling to pick up the pieces.
Deathstroke, the world’s greatest mercenary, is back in town under a new contract. Soon other hired killers follow, and Batman is surrounded by assassins—as well as Gotham’s own dangerous players, from the Riddler to the Penguin to Harley Quinn.
As the Caped Crusader draws closer to uncovering the figure pulling the strings, ..
Batman and Superman battle their deadliest adversaries!
In the aftermath of a deadly duel with the Batman Who Laughs, trouble abounds for the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight. From the zombie resurrection of the Bottle City of Kandor, to battling the combined might of General Zod and Ra’s al Ghul, to being turned into living bombs by the Ultra-Humanite, Batman and Superman are in over their heads, and need help in their battle against evil.
Enter a new strategy: track down the biggest baddie..
The sword of Azrael unleashed!
The urban jungle that is Gotham City is being torn apart by the war between Batman and the Joker―a war in which the difference between hero and villain has become impossibly blurred. Now, with his do-gooding Jack Napier personality submerged beneath an ascendant Clown Prince of Crime, the Joker is ready to take that war to the next level―and his army has a new recruit. Wielding a flaming sword and bearing the weight of hundreds of years of history on his shoulders..
Twenty years in the future, Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane. And he s never been Batman. To piece together the mystery of his past, the Dark Knight embarks on a sprawling quest through this unknown world, meeting futuristic versions of former friends and enemies, including a grisly traveling companion the Joker's head. Somehow still alive, Joker's decapitated head becomes Batman s ghoulish guide through the landscape of the devastated DC Universe. But to unravel the cause of t..
The Dark Knight's fight for justice goes global!
Batman has long fought his war on crime within the dark and twisted confines of Gotham City. But when he looks beyond the bridges, alleys, and skyscrapers, the Dark Knight realizes that the call for justice knows no borders, and there are wrongs to be righted everywhere. When Bruce Wayne's travels take him around the globe, Batman is there to stop any wrongdoings that may arise. No matter where in the world he is, he is always Batman!
Those who study the nature of beauty are at once plagued by a singular issue: what does it mean to say something is beautiful? On the one hand, beauty is associated with erotic attraction; on the other, it is the primary category in aesthetics, and it is widely supposed that the proper response to a work of art is one of disinterested contemplation. At its core, then, beauty is a contested concept, and both sides feel comfortable appealing to the authority of Plato, and via him, to the ancient G..
THE LIFE-AFFIRMING AND MOVING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAWN FRENCH
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION AND A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK
'I absolutely loved Because of You. Fantastic, passionate, compassionate, so much wisdom, a lot of humour, very real and credible' BERNARDINE EVARISTO, Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other
'Gorgeous . . . wise and full of love' MARIAN KEYES
Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock . . . midnigh..
The fateful story of Adolf Hitler's transformation from awkward, feckless loner to lethal, charismatic demagogue.
The story of the making of Adolf Hitler that we are all familiar with is the one Hitler himself wove in his 1924 trial, and then expanded upon in Mein Kampf. It tells of his rapid emergence as National Socialist leader in 1919, and of how he successfully rallied most of Munich and the majority of Bavaria's establishment to support the famous beer-hall putsch of 1923. It is an accoun..
LOSE YOURSELF IN THE MOST EPIC BOOK OF THE YEAR.
‘BEAUTIFUL’ JOANNA CANNON
‘MESMERISING’ ERIN KELLY
‘TOTALLY ADDICTIVE’ JOANNA GLEN
‘DIZZYINGLY WONDERFUL’ THE TIMES
WINNING WAS EVERYTHING…
UNTIL IT DESTROYED THEM
Two young men, Léo and Carfax, close friends and fierce rivals.
A family ripped apart by madness and tragedy.
One woman, her life built upon a lie, with a mysterious connection to them all…
‘A STORYTELLER OF RARE IMAGINATION’ MAIL ON SUNDAY
Amazon is the fastest company ever to reach $100 billion in sales and they didn't reach that landmark by staying in their comfort zone. Risk taking is the key that unlocked the door to growth at Amazon, but those risks were (and are) intentional, calculated, and strategic. Thomas Edison believed, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." and Amazon's founder, Jeff Bezos, has always linked experimentation and failure with growth and success.
But "risk taking" can be costl..
London is built from concrete, steel and the creative urge.
Old technology gives way to the new. Progress is inevitable - but is it more fragile than its inhabitants realise?
A strange anomaly is uncovered in the new top-secret Crossrail extension being built under Buckingham Palace. It is an archeological puzzle, one that may transform our understanding of history - and the origins of London itself.
And if our modern world falls, we may have to turn to the technology of the past in order to ..
London is built from concrete, steel and the creative urge.Old technology gives way to the new. Progress is inevitable - but is it more fragile than its inhabitants realise?A strange anomaly is uncovered in the new top-secret Crossrail extension being built under Buckingham Palace. It is an archeological puzzle, one that may transform our understanding of history - and the origins of London itself.And if our modern world falls, we may have to turn to the technology of the past in order to save o..
Why are the region's richest countries such as Malaysia riddled with corruption? Why do Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines harbour unresolved violent insurgencies? How do deepening religious divisions in Indonesia and Malaysia and China's growing influence affect the region and the rest of the world?
Thought-provoking and eye-opening, BLOOD AND SILK is an accessible, personal look at modern Southeast Asia, written by one of the region's most experienced outside observers. This is a first-han..
In the mid-eighteenth century, as new ideas begin to sweep the continent, a young Jew of mysterious origins arrives in a village in Poland. Before long, he has changed not only his name but his persona; visited by what seem to be ecstatic experiences, Jacob Frank casts a charismatic spell that attracts an increasingly fervent following. In the decade to come, Frank will traverse the Hapsburg and Ottoman empires, throngs of disciples in his thrall as he reinvents himself again and again, converts..
A SPECTATOR AND EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020
'A joy. Each chapter instantly became my favourite' David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas
'Wonderful' Lucy Mangan
'The right book has a neverendingness, and so does the right bookshop.'
This is the story of our love affair with books, whether we arrange them on our shelves, inhale their smell, scrawl in their margins or just curl up with them in bed. Taking us on a journey through comfort reads, street book stalls, mythical libraries, it..
The ninja adventures continue with Naruto’s son, Boruto!
Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in his village, and now his face sits atop the Hokage monument. But this is not his story... A new generation of ninja is ready to take the stage, led by Naruto's own son, Boruto!..
Explore the multiverse with the Bright Family! In this first graphic novel of the smash hit Epic Originals series, join siblings Nia and Jayden on an out-of-this-world adventure to find their missing parents.
Meet the brilliant, overachieving Bright Family: While Mom’s off-planet literally saving the world and Dad’s holed up in his laboratory, 12-year-old Nia’s trying to win every robotics competition, and her younger brother, Jayden…well, actually, Jayden’s just trying to avoid doing his homew..
WITH A FOREWORD BY TIM HARFORD Which nations have North Korean embassies? Which region has the highest number of death metal bands per capita? How many countries have bigger economies than California? Who drives on the 'wrong' side of the road? And where can you find lions in the wild? Revelatory, thought-provoking and fun, Brilliant Maps is a unique atlas of culture, history, politics and miscellanea, compiled by the editor of the iconic Brilliant Maps website. As visually arresting as Informat..
In this magical sticker book, you can complete pictures of some of the world's most awe\-inspiring mythical beasts - from a howling werewolf and monstrous yeti, to a fiery Leviathan and majestic Chinese dragon. Not forgetting the terrifying Medusa, of course... Find the right stickers to complete your beasts, then read their descriptions, compare their statistics, and use them to create some stories of your own.<\/p>..
On a late November afternoon Saleh Omar arrives at Gatwick Airport from Zanzibar, a far away island in the Indian Ocean. With him he has a small bag in which there lies his most precious possession - a mahogany box containing incense. He used to own a furniture shop, have a house and be a husband and father. Now he is an asylum seeker from paradise; silence his only protection. Meanwhile Latif Mahmud, someone intimately connected with Saleh's past, lives quietly alone in his London flat. When Sa..
*A Waterstones Thriller of the Month selection & the Sunday Times bestseller*
A SECRET BEACH.
A HOLIDAY OF A LIFETIME.
WISH YOU WERE HERE?
‘We’re tipping it as one of 2021’s best reads’ Marie Claire
‘Totally addictive, clever and atmospheric’ Erin Kelly
‘Tense, unnerving and emotional’ C. L. Taylor
‘Packed full of intrigue’ Heidi Perks
You wake on a beautiful, remote island.
Sparkling blue seas, golden sunsets, barely a footprint in the sand.
Yet this is no ordinary escape...
LONGLISTED: THE HWA GOLD CROWN 2021
A Times BOOK OF THE MONTH: "Beautifully written and profoundly insightful."
“A memorable tapestry of politics, religion and conflicting human desires.” ―The Sunday Times
“Cathedral is a masterpiece, one of the best historical novels I’ve read in a long time. Spellbinding and so evocative of place and time. A triumph.”―Dan Jones
"Fascinating, fun, and gripping to the very end."―Roddy Doyle
A sweeping story about obsession, mysticism, art, and earthly desir..
Broke young man + chainsaw dog demon = Chainsaw Man!
Denji was a small-time devil hunter just trying to survive a harsh world. After being killed on a job, Denji is revived by his pet devil-dog Pochita and becomes something new and dangerous―Chainsaw Man!
A new girl named Reze has shown up and swept innocent Denji right off his feet. But is Reze exactly what she seems? (Spoiler: Nope!) Is Denji about to find happiness once and for all? (Spoiler: Nope!) Prepare for the storm of all storms when ..
Heart-stopping fantasy from the Costa-shortlisted and critically acclaimed author of the bestselling The Midnight Guardians.
Step into a world of faerie tricks and hidden danger...
When an evil faerie steals Yanni’s baby sister and swaps her for a changeling, Yanni is swept into a dangerous race against time to get her back.
For faeries delight in tricks and rescuing her won’t be easy. With the help of his cousin, Amy, and the reluctant changeling, Yanni must travel to goblin palaces and batt..
Join in the Christmas fun with this great-value gift set containing a board book edition of the bestselling lift-the-flap book The Christmas Bear and a twenty-piece floor puzzle.
When Father Christmas sets off to deliver the presents, poor Bear is left behind in the workshop! How will he make it to Tom's house in time for Christmas morning? Lift the flaps to find out, as he chases Santa's sleigh through icy seas and snowy forests, all the way from the North Pole to Tom's cosy bedroom.
With a l..