Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird's The Garbage King takes readers on an unforgettable emotional journey.When Mamo's mother dies, he is abandoned in the shanties of Addis Ababa. Stolen by a child-trafficker and sold to a farmer, he is cruelly treated. Escaping back to the city, he meets another, very different runaway..
From Nobel Prize winner Venki RamakrishnanBeyond superb Bill BrysonA wonderful book Ian McEwanEveryone knows about DNA. It is the essence of our being, influencing who we are and what we pass on to our children. But the information in DNA can t be used without a machine to decode it. The ribosome is that machine. Older than DNA itself, it is the mother of all molecules. Virtually every molecule ma..
Rabbit was hopping home one day when he heard a loud voice coming from inside his burrow."I'M THE GIANT JUMPEREEAND I'M SCARY AS CAN BE!"When Rabbit's friends Cat, Bear and Elephant come to help they are each scared away in turn by the mysterious voice.He can squash you like a fleaHe will sting you like a beeAnd he's taller than a tree!But who is the Giant Jumperee?Inspired by a traditional Africa..
A glittering magical adventure about a girl, a bear and some very special shoes from the bestselling creators of What the Ladybird Heard and Sugarlump and the Unicorn.When Josephine leaves the shoe shop after buying some new running shoes, she hears an unusual sound – Click-click! Click-click! It's a bear with a backpack! Luckily for Josephine, her new shoes are anything but ordinary – these are m..
JOINT WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2019Teeming with life and crackling with energy - a love song to modern Britain and black womanhood'There is an astonishing uniqueness to all Bernardine Evaristo's writing, but especially in Girl, Woman, Other. How she can speak through twelve different people and give them each such distinct and vibrant voices... I loved i..
The first UK publication of this multiple award-winning, critically acclaimed high fantasy US smash hit phenomenon.Challenging, invigorating, and unique. Scott Lynch, bestselling author of The Lies of Locke Lamora,Nominated for the Nebula and Hugo awards, and a World Fantasy Award Finalist, Katherine Addison's The Goblin Emperor is a vividly imagined fantasy of court intrigue and dark magics.Unbou..
'You do not leave a sick child alone to face the dark and you do not leave a child at a time like this.'Deeply in love and about to marry, students Misha and Sophia flee a Warsaw under Nazi occupation for a chance at freedom. Forced to return to the Warsaw ghetto, they help Misha's mentor, Dr Janusz Korczak, care for the two hundred children in his orphanage. As Korczak struggles to uphold the rig..
From the New York Times bestselling author of Rump, comes the true story behind another unlikely hero: a grumpy dwarf who gets tangled up in Snow White's feud with the wicked queen.Ever since he was a dwarfling, Borlen (nicknamed "Grump") has dreamed of visiting The Surface, so when opportunity knocks, he leaves his cavern home behind.At first, life aboveground is a dream come true. Queen Elfrieda..
GET READY for THE TESTAMENTS, the highly anticipated SEQUEL, by reading the BESTSELLING DYSTOPIAN NOVELNOW AN AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES STARRING ELISABETH MOSSOffred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford – her assigned name, Offred, means ‘of Fred’. She h..
In J. R. R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Silmarillion, Middle-earth endured cataclysmic wars and critical battles, causing great men, women and mystical creatures to arise, influence and shape the course of its history.
Here in this book, Tolkien expert David Day examines the complexities surrounding Tolkien's portrayal of good and evil, and analyses Middle-earth's most celebrat..
'There will not be much political writing in this or any other year that is carried off with such style' The Times.A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR. 'A quite brilliant dissection of the cultural roots of the Brexit narrative' David Miliband.'Hugely entertaining and engrossing' Roddy Doyle.'Best book about the English that I've read for ages' Billy Bragg.'A wildly entertaining but uncomfortable read ... Pi..
An entire race was born when J.R.R. Tolkien scrawled on a leaf, 'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.' From the invention of that single word (hobbit) Tolkien became the explorer and chronicler of the character, their race and their significant role in his fantastical world, Middle-earth.
Here in his latest book, Tolkien expert David Day unpicks the myriad of riddles, puns and mystical m..
Go back into the really rotten times of the Romans, where there were beastly battles, deadly doctors and marvellous myths. Discover what Roman soldiers wore under their kilts, how ancient Britons got their hair nice and how Romans told the future with dead chickens. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans...
For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally bad that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole.Bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook ph..
As read by James Corden, Fearne Cotton, Jim Chapman and Dougie Poytner.'We have a responsibility, every one of us' David AttenboroughAround 12.7 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals.By 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight.Plastic pollution is the environmental scourge of our age, but how..
Moving to a new area and a new school, Louis is horrified to discover his parents changing into ultra-competitive parents, wanting him and his younger brother to get straight As at school and join all sorts of after-school clubs and activities like the other kids in the area. Suddenly Louis's life is no longer his own - until he meets Maddy, who claims to have trained her parents to ignore her- Bu..
A TWIST THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART . . . AN ENDING THAT WILL PUT IT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.'I loved it' Jojo Moyes'Compelling and moving . . . it made me cry' Marian Keyes*****Audrey's family has fallen apart. Her two grown-up daughters, Jess and Lily, are estranged, and her two teenage granddaughters have never been allowed to meet. A secret that echoes back thirty years has splintered the family in..
WINNER OF THE EU PRIZE FOR LITERATURESHORTLISTED FOR THE KRESNIK AWARDTwenty-five years into the future, a glitch in the global communications network is ripping a previously united world apart at the seams. The millennials find themselves hardest hit, trapped in a crumbling world they did not want among them childhood friends Evan, an addict theatre director; Kras, a family patriarch and ex-war-m..
'It does everything you'd expect of a masterpiece - and it is one' Sunday Express'Hums and crackles with delicious unease' Independent'A captivating, hybrid novel that shape-shifts through several genres' The Sunday TimesDeep in the woods of Maine, there is a dark state facility where kids, abducted from across the United States, are incarcerated. In the Institute they are subjected to a series of..
This middle-grade graphic novel series makes YOU the hero of a fantasy quest--pick your panel, find items, cast spells, defeat enemies, solve puzzles, and play through new storylines again and again! Step inside a steampunk re-imagining of nineteenth-century Paris, where magic and machines exist in harmony. The Eiffel Tower--a secret weapon built with magic--is almost complete, but the crystals th..
Mihail Sebastian was a promising young Jewish writer in pre-war Bucharest, a novelist, playwright, poet and journalist who counted among his friends the leading intellectuals and social luminaries of a sophisticated Eastern European culture. Because of Romania's opportunistic treatment of Jews, he survived the war and the Holocaust, only to be killed in a road accident early in 1945. His remarkabl..
The first official Knightfall tie-in novel, charting the Templars’ adventures after the Fall of Acre
A brand-new original Knightfall novel. Following the Fall of Acre, Landry, Godfrey and the other survivors of the siege flee in a sailboat across the Mediterranean. Drifting for weeks, they try to land on Cyprus only to run into a dangerous Mamluk detachment. Running dangerously low on supplies, t..
The first in a new children’s fantasy adventure series, full of imagination, humour and heart, and with echoes of Peter Pan, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Neverending Story and Jumanji. The Land of Roar is perfect for children aged 8 to 12, and can sit on their bookshelf next to Nevermoor, Wizards of Once and How to Train Your Dragon. Readers can bring their fantasy world to life and meet dragons,..
ONE HOTEL. TWENTY SURVIVORS. ONE OF YOU IS A KILLER. 'We defy you to pick up The Last and put it back down' Stylist_____________________________THE WORLD ENDS IN NUCLEAR WARYou and nineteen other survivors hole up in an isolated Swiss hotel.You wait, you survive.Then you find the body.One of your number has blood on their hands.The race is on to find the killer...BEFORE THE KILLER FINDS YOU.______..
'This richly imagined thriller is set in an alternate past . . . Tightly plotted, tense and set in a chillingly plausible world' Sunday Mirror'A gripping story, with heart' Best thrillers of 2019, Daily TelegraphIt's 1952 and Soviet troops control British streets.After the disastrous failure of D-Day, Britain is rescued by Russian and American soldiers. The two superpowers divide the nation betwee..
One frosty evening, a week before Christmas, Little Robin washes and irons seven warm vests for the chilly nights to come. As the days go by, he comes across lots of shivering animals and kindly offers them his vests to wear. But - oh no! - on Christmas Eve, Little Robin is cold and alone with no vests left! That is, until a special someone arrives to reward his kindness . . ...
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019The moving, powerful and urgent English-language debut from one of the brightest young stars in world literatureSuppose you and Pa were gone, and we were lost. What would happen then?A family in New York packs the car and sets out on a road trip. A mother, a father, a boy and a girl, they head south west, to the ..
Over the last 1,400 years, a succession of Muslim polities and empires expanded to control territories and peoples stretching from southern France to East Africa and South East Asia. Yet many of the contributions of Muslim thinkers, scientists and theologians, not to mention statesmen and soldiers, have been overlooked. The bestselling Lost Islamic History, now in a new updated edition, rescues fr..
An epic saga from Tibet's bestselling author. Perfect for anyone who loved The Kite Runner and Wild Swans.The Changthang Plateau lies in the centre of Tibet. A vast, rolling grassland stippled with azure-blue lakes and ringed by snow peaks, it is home to seven-year-old Gongzha and his family who live, as their ancestors have done for centuries, by herding and hunting.But it is 1967 and the Cultura..
The first in a funny and magical new middle grade series from Emmy award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris.
Do you believe in magic?
Carter doesn’t. He knows magic tricks are just that – tricks. And as a street magician he’s also pretty good at them. But then Carter runs away from his conman uncle and he finds himself alone and in danger from dastardly carnival ring leader, B.B. Bosso. He could ..
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019'An utterly beguiling fever dream of a novel... Its sheer technical bravura places it head and shoulder above pretty much everything else on the [Booker] longlist' Daily Telegraph'An ice-cold skewering of patriarchy, humanity and the darkness of the 20th century Europe' The Times'The man who had nearly run me over had touched my hair, as if he were touching a st..
'A compelling biography of one of the greatest men of the modern age. Stanford is particularly brilliant on the tensions inside Luther's private and spiritual life. This is a very fine book, written with a flourish.' Melvyn BraggThe 31st of October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther pinning his 95 'Theses' - or reform proposals - to the door of his local university church in Wittenb..
You have heard the story before - of a young boy, orphaned through tragic circumstances, raised by a wise old man, who comes to a fuller knowledge of his magic and uses it to fight the great evil that threatens his world.But what if the boy hero and the malevolent, threatening taint were one and the same?What if the boy slowly came to realize he was the reincarnation of an evil god? Would he save ..
In this revealing and entertaining guide to how the Romans confronted their own mortality, Peter Jones shows us that all the problems associated with old age and death that so transfix us today were already dealt with by our ancient ancestors two thousand years ago.Romans inhabited a world where man, knowing nothing about hygiene let alone disease, had no defences against nature. Death was everywh..
'An absolutely riveting book - reading it makes you intelligent, full of brilliant anecdotes - and very hungry indeed.' - Richard Curtis'This brilliantly conceived and well-researched book is a source of real delight.' - Dr Annie Gray, BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet'Superbly written, a complete joy to read, and just about the perfect present for anyone even vaguely interested in food.' - Mark D..
Mark Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic and culinary story of milk and all things dairy - with recipes throughoutWhile mother's milk may be the essence of nourishment, it is the milk of other mammals that humans have cultivated ever since the domestication of animals more than 10,000 years ago. Today, milk is a test case in ..
Many scientific and philosophical ideas are so powerful that they can be applied to our lives to help us think smarter and more effectively about our behaviour and the world around us. Surprisingly, many of these ideas remain unknown to most of us. Drawing on his own groundbreaking research, Richard Nisbett presents these ideas in clear and accessible detail to offer a tool kit for better thinking..
SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWATERSTONES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTHSHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2019SUNDAY TIMES BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEARan ECONOMIST Politics and Current Affairs book of the yearand a DAILY MAIL and TIMES book of the year'You cannot understand power, wealth and poverty without knowing about Moneyland.'Simon Kuper, New Statesman2019: democracy is eating itself, inequality is skyr..
A revised and updated edition of the classic work to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing'It left me spellbound ... belongs to the same tradition as Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff' Sunday Times'Fascinating. A wonderful book' David BowieThe Apollo Moon Programme has been called the last optimistic act of the twentieth century. In Moondust, Andrew Smith set out to find and int..
**The instant New York Times bestseller** *An international bestseller*"Hugely impressive, a major work."--NPRA pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity's fate.Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice f..
Roger is just an ordinary boy, in an ordinary world – or so he thinks, until a grumpy dwarf warrior, Mossbelly MacFearsome, appears out of thin air and saves him from the school bully. If that isn’t incredible enough, now Moss has decided that Roger is the perfect human companion for his daring quest to defeat the dwarves’ arch-enemy Leatherhead Barnstorm and his horrifying horde of monstrous (but..
It's Halloween, and Roger is yet again pulled into a bonkers adventure with the grouchy dwarf warrior Mossbelly MacFearsome. It turns out that Roger has accidentally set free the vicious Goblin Chief Redcap, who is looking to open an ancient portal back to his own world. Now Roger, Moss and their friends must track him down before he unleashes a mighty horde of goblins hellbent on destruction, may..
Louis doesn't think much of it when his mum and dad ask him for tips on how to be cool. In fact, he thinks it's pretty funny watching them bump fists and use words like 'safe', 'sick' and 'wicked'. Until Dad turns up outside Louis's new school dressed like a rapper, that is . . .Suddenly they're trying to friend Louis and all his classmates on Facebook, and wearing baseball caps backwards - IN PUB..
'Mitch Albom sees the magical in the ordinary' - Cecilia AhernFifteen years ago, in Mitch Albom's beloved novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie's journey to heaven taught him that every life matters. Now, in this magical sequel, Mitch Albom reve..
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 THE NUMBER ONE IRISH TIMES BESTSELLER'A true wonder' Max Porter'Beautifully written' GuardianIt's late one night at the Spanish port of Algeciras and two fading Irish gangsters are waiting on the boat from Tangier. A lover has been lost, a daughter has gone missing, their world has come asunder - can it be put together again?Night Boat to Tangier is a novel dre..
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.The black sign, painted in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads:Opens at NightfalllCloses at DawnAs the sun disappears beyond the horizon, all over the tents small lights begin to flicker, as though the entirety of the circus is covered in particularly bright fireflies. When the..
TWO COUNTRIES IN THE GRIP OF WINTER. On the coldest day of the year, Sweden's Minister for Justice steps out of his car and into a blizzard and disappears. That same night, across the Baltic Sea, a Danish celebrity finds a stranger lurking in her snow-bound home.TWO KILLERS STALK THE STREETS.One is a surgeon who carefully dissects his victims. The other is a brutal predator who targets women. Poli..