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The State of the World Atlas, Dan Smith

£14.99

 In a world governed by 'fake news' and where world leaders are dismissing 'facts', this statistically meticulous presentation of trends is vitally important to understand the world today.

A milestone of graphic reporting, this ground-breaking 'atlas with attitude' keeps pace with the speed of change with informed analysis and graphically analyses every key indicator and vital statistic of modern life.

New topics for this 10th edition include:

Climate change: Impact on human health and security, different scenarios, and the time left to change course

Terrorism: Number of terrorist attacks in each countryWeapons of mass destruction: Chemical weapons use in Syria

Peace: Agreements reached across the years

Democracy: Spread of democracy around the world

Minorities: Peoples under threat

A fantastic resource for anyone who likes facts, and takes an interest in our modern world. 

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Dinosaurs Go Christmas Shopping, by Timothy Knapman ( PB 2018)

£6.99

This is a proper little boys story about a group of unruly dinosaurs threatening to ruin Christmas until one little boy decides to take charge !

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A Literary Christmas : An Anthology (hardback)

£12.99

This seasonal compendium collects together poems, short stories, and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language. Like Charles Dickens's ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, they are representative of times old and new--from John Donne's Elizabethan hymn over the baby Jesus to Benjamin Zephaniah's "Talking Turkeys," from Thomas Tusser counting the cost of a Tudor feast to P. G.
Venture out into the snow in the company of Jane Austen, Henry James, and Dickens's Mr.Pickwick. Entertain the children with the seasonal tales of Dylan Thomas, Kenneth Grahame, and Oscar Wilde.
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A Poem for Every Day of the Year (hardback)

£19.99

A Poem For Every Day of the Year is a magnificent collection of 366 poems compiled by Allie Esiri, one to share on every day of the year. Reflecting the changing seasons and linking to events on key dates - funny for April Fool's Day, festive for Christmas - these poems are thoughtful, inspiring, humbling, informative, quiet, loud, small, epic, peaceful, energetic, upbeat, motivating, and empowering! Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with all the family, it is bursting at the seams with familiar favourites and exciting new discoveries. T.S.Eliot, John Betjeman, Lewis Carroll, William Shakespeare and Christina Rossetti sit alongside Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Carol Ann Duffy, and Kate Tempest.

This soul-enhancing book is the perfect gift that will last the whole year, with a little bit of magic to read every day.
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Gift From the Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh ( hardback)

£9.99

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  • Publisher:Vintage Publishing
  • Imprint:Chatto & Windus
  • ISBN:9780701188627
  • Published:26 Feb 2015
  • Dimensions:171 x 132 x 18 (mm)
  • Pub. Country:United Kingdom
'Quietly powerful and a great help. Glorious' Emma Thompson 'Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves.' Holidaying by the sea, and taking inspiration from the shells she finds on the seashore, Anne Morrow Lindbergh meditates on youth and age, love and marriage, peace, solitude and contentment. First published in 1955 and an instant bestseller, Gift from the Sea's insights - into aspects of the modern world that threaten to overwhelm us, the complications of technology, the ever multiplying commitments that take us from our families - are as relevant today as they ever were, perhaps even more so.
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Press Here, by Herve Tullet

£11.99

Press Here is an award winning invitation to press the yellow  button on the cover and start a fun and interactive story with colour and movement. Guaranteed to delight preschool children.

It works on a very simple premise but somehow never disappoints!

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A Children's Literary Christmas : An Anthology (hardback 2019)

£12.99

One of Books Paper Scissors picks for Christmas !

Immerse yourself in some truly festive magic with this brand-new collection of the finest Christmas stories, prose, songs and poetry from some of the greatest writers in the English language. Inspired by the approach and style of the British Library's 2018 bestseller A Literary Christmas, this carefully chosen anthology moves its focus to those most deeply involved in the wonders of Christmas, the Christmas girls and Christmas boys. Twenty-four seasonal chapters allow the excitement to build as parents and grandparents can share pages of unforgettable adventures, festive traditions, tales of elves, snowmen and reindeer, fairytales, folklore and family fun.

Age-old pleasures from those essential Christmas favourites, including Dickens, Kenneth Grahame, George Mackay Brown, Robert L. May and Ezra Jack Keats, are presented alongside charming, but often more edgy, award-wining contemporary voices. This treasure trove of stories is brought to life by an equally beautiful selection of seasonal illustrations from the collections of the Library and the artwork of some of the great modern book illustrators.

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LEUCHTTURM 2022 DIARY, WEEK & NOTES, hardback Medium ( A5)

£19.95

Our most popular A5 hardback planner offers the perfect fusion between a planner for your appointments and a notebook for your thoughts and ideas. In a wonderfully practical way, it unites the benefits of our two most popular daily tools – the planner and the notebook – to give you maximum potential to create more structure.


What are the features of the Weekly Planner & Notebook?

The Weekly Planner & Notebook provides a complete calendar week on the left-hand side and a whole page for notes on the right. Gorgeous medium hardcover diary 2022, featuring: January 2022 - December 2022, 7 days to a page, each week, there is a page for notes, 3 year overview, 8 perforated and detachable sheets, gusseted pocket, blank table of contents and numbered pages, 2 Page markers, elastic enclosure band, thread-bound book opens flat, stickers for labelling and archiving.
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Pip and Posy : The Christmas Tree (Paperback)

£6.99

Axel Scheffler’s illustrations are fantastic, but these Pip and Posy stories always have a humourous touch and a great message. Highly recommended for your preschoolers. 

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Rory Best - My Autobiography ( paperback )

£10.99

Rory has communicated his feelings of warmth for sport, for team morale and most of all his own appreciation for his achievements. 

A great read for anyone interested in Irish and Ulster rugby. 

Now available as 10.99 paperback, limited copies of £20 hardback may still be available. 

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The Art of the Glimpse (hardback, October 2020)

£25.00

An anthology of the very best Irish short stories, selected by Sinead Gleeson, author of Constellations. There have been many anthologies of the short story as it developed in Ireland, but never a collection like this. The Art of the Glimpse is a radical revision of the canon of the Irish story, uniting classic works with neglected writers and marginalised voices - women, LGBT writers, Traveller folk-tales, lost 19th-century voices and the first wave of 'new Irish' writers from elsewhere now making a life in Ireland.

Beautifully bound, with ribbon marker.

The collection paints a tremendous spectrum of experience: the story of a prank come good by Bram Stoker; Sally Rooney on the love languages of the new generation; Donal Ryan on the pains of ageing; Edna O'Brien on political entanglements; James Joyce on losing a loved one; and the internal monologue of a coma sufferer by Marian Keyes. List of contributing authors: Samuel Beckett, Sally Rooney, Melatu Uche Okirie, William Trevor, Marian Keyes, Kevin Barry, Edna O'Brien, Claire-Louise Bennett, Sheridan Le Fanu, Danielle McLaughlin, Mairtin O Cathain, Frances Molloy, Blindboy Boatclub, Elizabeth Bowen, Frank O'Connor, Chiamaka Emyi-Amadi, John McGahern, Anne Enright, Mike McCormack, Maeve Brennan, Oein de Bhairduin, Eimear McBride, Sean O Faolain, Cathy Sweeney.

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Everything Under The Sun, Molly Oldfield ( HB, Sept 2021)

£25.00

A collection of 366 curious questions asked by children from around the world, based on the award-winning podcast by original QI Elf, Molly Oldfield. How much bamboo can a giant panda eat? Do aliens exist? What we would do if we didn't have a prime minister? Why do hammerhead sharks have such strange-shaped heads? Find out the answers to these curious questions and much, much more! Ponder where ideas come from with award-winning illustrator, Rob Biddulph. Find out why you taste things differently when you have a cold with Michelin star chef, Heston Blumenthal.

Learn about everything from how astronauts see in the dark to what the biggest dinosaur was with experts from the Natural History Museum. Fascinating facts are accompanied by gorgeous illustrations making the perfect gift for Christmas. Whether you read a question a day, or dip into it whenever you are feeling curious, this is a book to treasure and share all year round.
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The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories ( pb 2020)

£9.99

The perfect gift this Christmas season: a generous selection of some of the greatest festive stories of all time.

This is a collection of the most magical, moving, chilling and surprising Christmas stories from around the world, taking us from frozen Nordic woods to glittering Paris, a New York speakeasy to an English country house, bustling Lagos to midnight mass in Rio, and even outer space. Here are classic tales from writers including Truman Capote, Shirley Jackson, Dylan Thomas, Saki and Chekhov, as well as little-known treasures such as Italo Calvino's wry sideways look at Christmas consumerism, Wolfdietrich Schnurre's story of festive ingenuity in Berlin, Selma Lagerlof's enchanted forest in Sweden, and Irene Nemerovsky's dark family portrait. Featuring Santas, ghosts, trolls, unexpected guests, curmudgeons and miracles, here is Christmas as imagined by some of the greatest short story writers of all time.

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Dancing by the Light of the Moon, edited by Giles Brandreth (Paperback March 2021)

£10.99

Now in paperback - featured Hardback not currently available. Paperback has same cover.

 

250’of the nation’s best loved poems... what better time than to learn something by heart?!

Improve memory, boost brain power and beat cognitive decline. How many people in old age can still remember poems they learned by heart in childhood ? 

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How Should One Read A Book? By Virginia Woolf

£7.99

Where are we to begin? How are we to bring order into this multitudinous chaos and so get the deepest and widest pleasure from what we read?'Published for the first time as a standalone volume, Virginia Woolf's short, impassioned essay, How Should One Read a Book? celebrates the enduring importance of great literature. In this timeless manifesto on the written word, rediscover the joy of reading and the power of a good book to change the world. One of the most significant modernist writers of the 20th Century, Virginia Woolf and her visionary essays are as relevant today as they were nearly one hundred years ago.

Features a new introduction by Sheila Heti.
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The Roasting Tin Around the World (hardback, April 2020)

£16.99

Cook delicious one-tin versions of your favourite recipes from around the world, including fresh vegan and vegetarian ideas, from the bestselling author of The Green Roasting Tin. The Roasting Tin Around the World covers all corners of the globe with brand new recipes. The greatest hits from each region are reworked into quick and easy one-tin meals.

The dishes are perfect for weeknight dinners, lunch breaks and family favourites. Rukmini Iyer's vision for the roasting tin series is: 'minimum effort, maximum flavour'. This book really delivers with its bold, punchy and global flavours.

Just chop a few ingredients, pop them into a roasting tin and let the oven do the work. Featuring 75 easy-to-make recipes that make use of your lockdown larder ingredients, The Roasting Tin Around the World is the perfect cook book for vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
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Kay’s Anatomy, Adam Kay ( Paperback May 2021)

£8.99

If only this funny and informative book had been around when I was too embarrassed to teach my kids about bodily functions' - David Baddiel'

The sort of book I would have loved as a child' - Malorie Blackman'

Do you ever think about your body and how it all works? Like really properly think about it? The human body is extraordinary and fascinating and, well . . .pretty weird. Yours is weird, mine is weird, your maths teacher's is even weirder. This book is going to tell you what's actually going on in there, and answer the really important questions, like: Are bogeys safe to eat? Look, if your nose is going to all that effort of creating a snack, the least we can do is check out its nutritional value.

(Yes, they're safe. Chew away!) And . .

. How much of your life will you spend on the toilet? About a year - so bring a good book. (I recommend this one.)So sit back, relax, put on some rubber gloves, and let a doctor take you on a poo (and puke) filled tour of your insides.

Welcome to Kay's Anatomy*. *a fancy word for your body. See, you're learning already.

Covers key stage 2 / 3 human biology syllabus (in a slightly repulsive way).

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A Poem for Every Night of the Year, ed Allie Esri ( hardback 2016)

£19.99

A Poem For Every Night of the Year is a magnificent collection of 366 poems compiled by Allie Esiri, one to share for every night of the year. The poems - together with introductory paragraphs - have a link to the date on which they appear. Shakespeare celebrates midsummer night, Maya Angelou International Women's Day and Lewis Carroll April Fool's day.

Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with all the family, it contains a full spectrum of poetry from familiar favourites to exciting contemporary voices. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, W. B.

Yeats, A. A. Milne and Christina Rossetti sit alongside Roger McGough, Carol Ann Duffy and Benjamin Zephaniah.

This soul-enhancing book is the perfect gift that will last the whole year, with a little bit of magic to read every evening.
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Oh William , Elizabeth Strout ( hardback October 2021)

£14.99

The Pulitzer Prize-winning, Booker-longlisted, bestselling author returns to her beloved heroine Lucy Barton in a luminous novel about love, loss, and the family secrets that can erupt and bewilder us at any point in life.

Lucy Barton is a successful writer living in New York, navigating the second half of her life as a recent widow and parent to two adult daughters. A surprise encounter leads her to reconnect with William, her first husband - and longtime, on-again-off-again friend and confidante. Recalling their college years, the birth of their daughters, the painful dissolution of their marriage, and the lives they built with other people, Strout weaves a portrait, stunning in its subtlety, of a tender, complex, decades-long partnership.

Oh William! captures the joy and sorrow of watching children grow up and start families of their own; of discovering family secrets, late in life, that alter everything we think we know about those closest to us; and the way people live and love, against all odds. At the heart of this story is the unforgettable, indomitable voice of Lucy Barton, who once again offers a profound, lasting reflection on the mystery of existence. 'This is the way of life,' Lucy says.

'The depth, complexity, and love contained in these pages is a miraculous achievement' Ann Patchett '

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Me and the Robbersons, Siri Kolu (paperback, translated from Finnish)

£7.99

A madcap adventure starring a bandit family, a LOT of sweets and a girl who is ready for anything... Maisie is convinced her summer holiday is going to be as boring as ever - until she's snatched by the Robbersons, a bunch of bandits with an insatiable appetite for sweets! Soon Maisie realizes that life on the open road with the Robbersons is just the adventure she has always longed for. They've even started to see her as one of the gang! So when she discovers that the police and her parents are hot on their trail, Maisie decides she isn't quite ready to be rescued...

A fresh and fun story about what it really means to escape, ME AND THE ROBBERSONS is perfect for fans of Roald Dahl,

"Funny and sweet and just the right level of anarchy!" Nicola Penfold, author of Where the World Turns Wild"

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143 -Storey Treehouse, Andy Griffiths ( hardback Oct 2021 - PB from June 2022)

£12.99

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, out in hardback. We've added thirteen new levels to our Treehouse (it used to be 130 storeys, but it keeps on growing!) 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 ground where you can have a nice, relaxing camping holiday. Andy's been a bit stressed, so Terry has decided the perfect way for them to relax is to head up to their new camping ground level for a much-needed holiday.

But it turns out to be not quite as relaxing as Terry originally planned. . .

Terry forgets to pack the tent and the food, their attempt at fishing ends in disaster, the spooky campfire stories are a little too spooky and then, to make matters worse, all of Andy's fellow campers start mysteriously disappearing. Can Andy brave the dark, dark woods and rescue them in time to finish writing their next book? Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
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Polly Pecorino, Emma Chichester Clark ( Hardback Sept 2021)

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Polly Pecorino: The Girl Who Rescues Animals

A captivating, illustrated young fiction novel about a kind girl and a lost bear cub, with a classic feel from the much-loved, award-winning author-illustrator. Are you brave enough to enter the Wild Bear Woods? Polly Pecorino rescues animals, and she can talk to them too. She spends all of her time caring for those at Happy Days Zoo, where the devious owners, Mr and Mrs Snell, will do anything to make money.

One day they steal a bear cub, certain that he will do wonders for ticket sales, but the ferocious bears living in Wild Bear Woods want their cub back. Will Polly be brave enough to stand up to the Snells and take Booboo, the bear cub, back where he belongs?"[G]o down to the woods for a gentle bear story... This divinely illustrated book begs to become a series...

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The Great Dream Robbery : Greg James & Chris Smith (hardback Sept 2021)

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A brand-new adventure beyond your wildest dreams, from the bestselling authors of KID NORMAL. Unlike most 12 year-olds, Maya Clayton is desperate to go to bed early. Falling asleep is the only chance she has to save her dad - the brilliant but slightly odd Professor Dexter.

The Professor invented a device that allows you to visit other people's dreams. But the devious Lilith Delamere has trapped him inside a nightmare and Maya and the mysterious Dream Bandits must find a way to rescue him before it's too late!Maya will face a dangerous journey and some difficult choices. But sometimes all you need is a dream .

. . and a bit of courage.

Featuring a hospital heist, some banana-loving llamas and a talking cat called Bin Bag, this is one mind-bending adventure you won't want to wake up from. If you feel you have just too many David Walliams books, this is a great next step ( and with lots of great vocabulary!) From the authors of the Kid Normal Series. 
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Once Upon a Tune : Stories from the Orchestra, James Mayhew (hardback sept 2021)

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Once Upon a Tune brings you six wonderful stories from many lands, all of which inspired great music. You can battle trolls with Peer Gynt if you go In The Hall of the Mountain King; grapple with a magic broom in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, meet the evil Witch of the North in The Swan of Tuonela, sail the seven seas with Sinbad the Sailor in Scheherazade; be a prince disguised as a bee in The Flight of the Bumblebee and become a fearless hero in William Tell. The stories are excitingly told and stunningly illustrated by James Mayhew, who is famous for bringing live classical music, art and storytelling to families across the UK.

There are also Musical Notes where you can find out more about the stories and music, plus James's recommended recordings to download and listen to.
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The Italian Deli Cookbook ( March 2021, hardback)

£26.00

"Some of the happiest years of my life were spent cooking next to Theo. He's an extraordinary cook and his food is consistently delicious. What a wonderful cookbook broken down into simple, delicious chapters - I love it." - Jamie Oliver

From biscotti to limoncello, the world's love affair with Italian delis goes back many years.

The Italians have taken the very best of Italian produce all over the world. From Hong Kong to London, Sydney to Brooklyn, people everywhere have access to a treasure trove of ingredients through Italian delicatessens. Theo Randall's The Italian Deli Cookbook showcases delicious family recipes using favourite ingredients.

Easily accessible in supermarkets now too, and worth paying a little extra for the very best, these are transformative ingredients that can make for easy lunches and suppers, or dinner party centrepieces. With 100 recipes using cured meats, smoked fish, jarred vegetables, vinegars, olives, pasta, pulses, cheeses and wine, stunning photography throughout, and original, simple recipes, as well as a directory of classic delicatessens worldwide, elevate your cooking the easy way with the expert guidance of world-renowned chef Theo Randall.

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The Book Lover’s Bucket List, ed Caroline Taggart ( hardback, June 2021)

£16.99

Exploring the gardens, monuments, museums, and churches with walks both urban and rural, from the Bronte parsonage in Haworth to Zadie Smith's North London and Shakespeare's Stratford, The Book Lover's Bucket List takes you through some 100 wonderfully described literary sites and landscapes, complete with colour destination photographs and illustrations from the British Library collections. Start with Chaucer, Dickens and Larkin in Westminster Abbey. Spend an afternoon at Colliers Wood Nature Reserve in Nottinghamshire and take in the lake D.

H. Lawrence described as 'all grey and visionary, stretching into the moist, translucent vista of trees and meadow'. Venture south to Cornwall and work your way up to the Scottish Highlands, taking detours to Northern Ireland in the west and Norfolk in the east - or simply drop in on the place nearest to you.

Wherever you are in the United Kingdom, you're never far from something associated with a good book. 
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The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas (papeback)

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One day, Colour Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad and scared all at once! To help him, a little girl shows thim what each feeling means through colour. What is the Colour Monster feeling? And can you help him feel a little less mixed up? A gentle exploration of feelings for young and old alike.

 

Available as paperback and board book, both £6.99

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Pages & Co: Tilly and the Map of Stories; Anna James ( paperback, Apr 2021)

£6.99

Third in the modern-classic and bestselling bookwandering series that celebrates all that is best in life: books, adventure, friendship - and cake. Strange things are happening. A man comes into Pages & Co looking for a book...

then suddenly can't remember it. Tilly and her family feel like the world is changing - but can't quite put their finger on why. Meanwhile, the Underwoods are expanding their control over bookwandering - and they still have their sights set on Tilly.

Leaving the safety of the bookshop, Tilly heads to America to find the legendary Archivists and save bookwandering... ... or at least, that's the plan.

Wandering in layers of story, Tilly and her friend Oskar come up against dangers they could never have expected, team up with an unexpectedly familiar face, and ultimately find themselves taking on the biggest threat to stories there has ever been - with only their courage and ingenuity to help them. As well as some of their dearest fictional friends...

 Number 3 in the series:

Books 1 and 2 are now £6.99 paperbacks:

Tilly and the Bookwanderers 1

Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales 2 

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A Spell in the Wild : A Year (and six centuries) of Magic, Alice Tarbuck (paperback Oct 2021)

£9.99

Part-primer, part-chronicle; a fresh and personal account of a contemporary witch's year told with lucidity and verve' - Eley Williams, author of The Liar's Dictionary '

Witches occupy a clear place in contemporary imagination. We can see them, emerging shadowy, from the corners of the past: mad, glamorous, difficult, strange. They haunt the footnotes of history - from medieval witches burning at the stake to the lurid glamour of the 1970s witchcraft revival. But they are moving out of history, too. Witches are back. They're feminist, independent, invested in self-care and care for the world.

They are here, because they must be needed...'In A Spell in the Wild, Alice Tarbuck explores what it means to be a witch today. Where 'witch' was once a dangerous - and often deadly - accusation, it is now a proud self-definition. And as the world becomes ever more complicated and we face ecological, political, social and global health crises, witchcraft is experiencing a resurgence.

Magic is back. Alice describes what she practises as 'intersectional, accessible' witchcraft - it's about the magic you can find in an overgrown snicket or a sixth floor stairwell; whatever your gender; whether you're able to climb a mountain or can't leave the house. Month by month, Alice walks us through everyday magic for extraordinary times.

'A Spell in the Wild is a beautiful and intimate set of reflections on the persistence and necessity of magic, not just in our mythologies but our in daily accommodations with the changing natural world' - Paraic O'Donnell'

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Rise of the Girl, Jo Wimble-Groves ( Oct 2021 Hardback)

£19.99

Help your daughter fulfil her potential and achieve success in a challenging world. Does your beautiful, talented daughter constantly put herself down? Is she stuck in a cycle of comparing herself to others? Is she silent, withdrawn or argumentative when she comes home from school? Would she rather stay alone in her room than join a family day out?These are all signs that your daughter is struggling to cope with the demands of modern life. By following the advice in this book, you can help her to see how great she is, and how much greater she can become: a confident, resilient girl who is not afraid to aim high, work hard and bounce back.

Inside the pages of this inspirational parenting book, you'll discover:- Practical advice for parents and carers of girls aged 6-11- Action plans for 7 key areas of your daughter's social, emotional, and mental health- Guided dialogues with customisation options to make them age-appropriate- Practical parenting tips for raising a girl- Inspirational accounts from famous mums, dads, and daughters

Successful entrepreneur, blogger and mum, Jo Wimble-Groves, identifies the 7 most common issues holding girls back from reaching their full potential - including poor self-esteem, peer pressure and fear of failure. With Jo's guided conversation starters and inspiring accounts from successful personalities, you will empower your daughters to face the challenges of childhood and prepare them for an amazing adulthood, as tomorrow's dreamers, doers and entrepreneurs.

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Bibliophile : Diverse Spines ( hardback October 2021)

£13.99

It's time to diversify your reading list. This richly illustrated and vastly inclusive collection uplifts the works of authors who are often under-represented in the literary world. Using their keen knowledge and deep love for all things literary, coauthors Jamise Harper (founder of the Diverse Spines book community) and Jane Mount (author of Bibliophile) collaborated to create an essential volume filled with treasures for every reader:* Dozens of themed illustrated book stacks-like Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Mysteries, Cookbooks, and more-all with an emphasis on authors of colour and authors from diverse cultural backgrounds 

EASY TO GIFT: This  guide, packed with more than 150 colourful illustrations, is a perfect gift for any booklover. The textured paper cover, gold foil, and ribbon marker make this book a special gift or self-purchase. 
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Midnight Again, The Wartime Letters of Helen Ramsey Turtle ( Julie Turtle, hardback)

£19.99

This is a lovingly curated family archive of letters, from an American ( Colorado) girl who married into the Co Down Turtle family, and ended up with a literary and personal correspondence throughout all the war years between Ulster and the USA.

The result is a gossipy, insightful first person source history of living through war, with lots of local context which will be fascinating to Ulster people, particularly Co Down. 

A lovely read.

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A Year on Our Farm : How the Countryside Made Me, Matt Baker ( hardback, Sept 2021 PB July 2022

£20.00

Escape into nature with Matt Baker's fascinating journey through nature's year and family life on the farm.

Peppered with his hand drawn sketches and moments from his TV career throughout, this is a heartfelt and fascinating insight into Matt's life outside of our TV screens. Away from the bright lights of hosting our favourite television programmes, Countryfile, The One Show, Blue Peter and many more, he is often in the company of his family, dogs, array of sheep, Mediterranean miniature donkeys and a whole host of wildlife in the farm's ancient woodland. Now, following the ever-changing seasons, Matt takes us on a journey with his family on the farm.

We see woodland animals emerge after a long winter of hibernation, hear the dawn chorus in the height of summer and see the preparations unfold for the harsh and wild winter months. Peppered with hand drawn sketches, unforgettable moments from his TV career and stories of a landscape you'll fall in love with, Matt offers readers a touching insight into life on the farm, and how the power and beauty of the countryside can be an inspiration and source of joy for all of us. A celebration of the natural year, Matt Baker takes us on a journey through the seasons, his life on the farm and how the power and beauty of the countryside has made him who he is.

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Simply Climate Change ( DORLING KINDERSLEY)

£9.99

Exploring the science behind climate change has never been easier! Combining bold graphics with easy-to-understand text, Simply Climate Change is an essential introduction to the subject for those who are short of time but hungry for knowledge. The book explains the science that underpins the study of climate change and clearly outlines the pressures humans are putting on the planet. Assuming no previous knowledge of environmental science and climate studies, Simply Climate Change explains the science of one of the most important challenges ever faced by human life on this planet.

It is a perfect beginner's guide to understanding how and why climate change is occurring, and looks at possible solutions in policy and technology. Covering the key ideas from the basics of greenhouse gases to microplastics, it is divided into pared-back, single- or double-page entries that explain concepts simply and visually. Whether you are studying science at school or college, or simply want a jargon-free overview of the subject, Simply Climate Change is the essential guide for everything you need to understand the basics quickly and easily.
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History of the World in 100 Animals, ed Simon Barnes ( Dec 2021 hardback)

£20.00

An exquisite edition of The History of the World in 100 Animals by author and journalist Simon Barnes, adapted and abridged for younger readers, with superb illustrations by award-winning artist, Frann Preston-Gannon, illustrator of I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree.

This outstanding gift book proposes the 100 animals who have had the greatest impact on humans and the way we view the world around us. From the bees who pollinate our food to the chimpanzees who share over 98% of our DNA, this book explores the unique and thought-provoking relationship between humans and animals throughout history.

This fact-filled guide is sure to inspire and delight animal lovers young and old, and will make the perfect gift this Christmas.

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Lily : A Tale of Revenge , Rose Tremain (hardback, Nov 2021)

£18.99

Nobody knows yet that she is a murderer... Abandoned at the gates of a London park one winter's night in 1850, baby Lily Mortimer is saved by a young police constable and taken to the London Foundling Hospital. Lily is fostered by an affectionate farming family in rural Suffolk, enjoying a brief childhood idyll before she is returned to the Hospital, where she is punished for her rebellious spirit.

Released into the harsh world of Victorian London, Lily becomes a favoured employee at Belle Prettywood's Wig Emporium, but all the while she is hiding a dreadful secret... Across the years, policeman Sam Trench keeps watch over the young woman he once saved. When Sam meets Lily again, there is an instant attraction between them and Lily is convinced that Sam holds the key to her happiness - but might he also be the one to uncover her crime and so condemn her to death?
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Christmas at River Cottage, Lucy Brazier (hardback Nov 2021)

£22.00

Exactly the kind of person you want to lead you through Christmas... a comprehensive volume' Diana Henry, Sunday Telegraph

Christmas at River Cottage encapsulates the very best that the season has to offer, guiding you from the autumn equinox, through advent and Christmas, and merrily into the new year with inspiration, traditions and indispensable recipes for every festive occasion. These are recipes that have been honed over the years and are rooted in the River Cottage foundations of tradition, seasonality and sustainability.

As well as the ultimate versions of all the classics, there are a whole host of new ideas for show-stopping centrepieces, sparkling cocktails, prep-ahead canapes, edible gifts, livening up leftovers, as well as some of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's festive favourites. And accompanying all of this are tips from Lucy and Hugh on planning ahead, making natural decorations, effortlessly feeding a crowd and orchestrating the great Christmas Dinner so you'll also be able to find the magic along the way.

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Wish You Were Here, Jodi Picoult (hardback Nov 2021)

£16.99

Diana O'Toole's life is going perfectly to plan. At twenty-nine, she's up for promotion to her dream job as an art specialist at Sotheby's and she's about to fly to the Galapagos where she's convinced her surgeon boyfriend, Finn, is going to propose.

But then the virus hits New York City and Finn breaks the news: the hospital needs him, he has to stay. But you should still go, he insists. And reluctantly, she agrees.

Once she's in the Galapagos, the world shuts down around her, leaving Diana stranded - albeit in paradise. Completely isolated, with only intermittent news from the outside world, Diana finds herself examining everything that has brought her to this point and wondering if there's a better way to live. But not everything is as it seems .
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