Milkman, by Anna Burns (paperback)

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The Booker prize winning book of 2018, now available as paperback. 

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100 Poems, by Seamus Heaney (hardback)

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An intimate curated set of poems from throughout Heaney’s life, chosen by his family. 

Essential for the fan, or those discovering him for the first time.

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The Pisces, by Melissa Broder

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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'

Lucy has been writing her dissertation for nine years when she and her boyfriend have a dramatic break up.

After she hits rock bottom, her sister in Los Angeles insists that Lucy dog-sit for the summer. Staying in a gorgeous house on Venice Beach, Lucy can find little relief from her anxiety - not in the Greek chorus of women in her love addiction therapy group, not in her frequent Tinder excursions, not even in Dominic the dog's easy affection. Everything changes when she becomes entranced by an eerily attractive swimmer while sitting alone on the beach rocks one night.

But when Lucy learns the truth about his identity, their relationship, and Lucy's understanding of what love should look like, take a very unexpected turn.

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Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind

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THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER

Fire gave us power. Farming made us hungry for more. Money gave us purpose.

Science made us deadly. This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history - from insignificant apes to rulers of the world. Earth is 4.5 billion years old.

In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us. In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we're going. `I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who's interested in the history and future of our species' Bill Gates

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The Flexible Pescatarian

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Whether you're looking to eat less meat, a lover of seafood, or even a dedicated pescatarian, you'll find something for you in this book filled with delicious and practical recipes for every lifestyle from celebrated chef Jo Pratt.

Choose between cooking each recipe as a fish dish, or get creative with some veggie substitutes. From a curried Buddha bowl to Cornish crab pasties, aromatic cured salmon with pea blinis to a wholesome and hearty smoky mac `n' cheese, the range of international recipes spans the globe and are all simple, well-balanced and packed with flavour.

As well as easy approaches on how to cook your fish and hacks for vegetarian options, this original cookbook shows you how to prepare the perfect fish fillet and handle whole fish and seafood. With a wide variety of health benefits, there has never been a better time to join the growing pescatarian movement and expand your culinary skills.

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The Book Without A Story by Carolina Rabei (Paperback)

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A celebration of libraries, books and the joy of sharing stories, perfect for sharing before bedtime. When the library closes, and the last librarian has gone home to bed . . the books come alive and tell stories of their adventures, and their readers. But Dusty the book has never been borrowed and dreams of finding someone to share his story with ….Carolina Rabei's gorgeous artwork brings this magical story to life for children aged 3 years and up.

This is a lovely concept, in 'Toy Story' tradition of the books coming to life and talking about us instead. 

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Diary of a Bookseller, by Shaun Bythell ( paperback)

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Shaun Bythell runs one of the second hand and antiquarian bookshops in Scotland’s ‘ special place ‘ for books, Wigtown. This diary style account of life behind the till is grumpy, cynical - and hilarious. 

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Secret Belfast by Lorenza Bacino and Kathy Curran ( paperback)

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Small enough to pop in a bag, but bursting with history and mystery. A great guidebook for those who think they know Belfast well, or those who prefer to discover less obvious delights on the tourist trails.

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The Wall, by John Lanchester

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Kavanagh begins his life patrolling the Wall. If he's lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he only has two years of this, 729 more nights. The best thing that can happen is that he survives and gets off the Wall and never has to spend another day of his life anywhere near it.

He longs for this to be over; longs to be somewhere else. He will soon find out what Defenders do and who the Others are. Along with the rest of his squad, he will endure cold and fear day after day, night after night.

But somewhere, in the dark cave of his mind, he thinks: wouldn't it be interesting if something did happen, if they came, if you had to fight for your life?

John Lanchester's thrilling, hypnotic new novel is about why the young are right to hate the old. It's about a broken world you will recognise as your own-and about what might be found when all is lost.

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The Boy: His Stories and How they Came to Be, by Oliver Jeffers

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A spectacular collection of four much-loved modern classics from the multi award-winning, internationally best-selling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers, along with a captivating behind-the-scenes look at the making of each in four fascinating sketchbook sections. Oliver Jeffers is originally from NI, although now based in New York.

Contains the following stories: How to Catch a Star, Lost and Found, The Way Back Home, & Up and Down. Also within the pages of this exquisite collection is a special letter from Oliver Jeffers and more than 100 wonderfully distinctive sketches, notes and ideas, carefully chosen from his archives and revealed here for the first time. A real collectible edition.

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Larchfield, by Polly Clark

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'Mysterious, wondrous, captivating' Louis de Bernieres 'We need the courage to choose ourselves' W. H. Auden It's early summer when a young poet, Dora Fielding, moves to Helensburgh on the west coast of Scotland and her hopes are first challenged.

Newly married, pregnant, she's excited by the prospect of a life that combines family and creativity. She thinks she knows what being a person, a wife, a mother, means. She is soon shown that she is wrong.

As the battle begins for her very sense of self, Dora comes to find the realities of small town life suffocating, and, eventually, terrifying; until she finds a way to escape reality altogether. Another poet, she discovers, lived in Helensburgh once:

Wystan H.Auden, brilliant and awkward at 24, with his first book of poetry published, should be embarking on success and society in London. Instead, in 1930, fleeing a broken engagement, he takes a teaching post at Larchfield School for boys where he is mocked for his Englishness and suspected - rightly - of homosexuality. Yet in this repressed limbo Wystan will fall in love for the first time, even as he fights his deepest fears.

The need for human connection compels these two vulnerable outsiders to find each other and make a reality of their own that will save them both. Echoing the depths of Possession, the elegance of The Stranger's Child and the ingenuity of Longbourn, Larchfield is a beautiful and haunting novel about heroism - the unusual bravery that allows unusual people to go on living; to transcend banality and suffering with the power of their imagination.

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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou ( pb)

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In this first volume of her six books of autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American south of the 1930s. She learns the power of the white folks at the other end of town and suffers the terrible trauma of rape by her mother's lover.

'I write about being a Black American woman, however, I am always talking about what it's like to be a human being. This is how we are, what makes us laugh, and this is how we fall and how we somehow, amazingly, stand up again' Maya Angelou
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I Capture The Castle, by Dodie Smith

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An absolute classic YA novel from the same Dodie Smith of ‘101 Dalmatians’ fame. The diary of Cassandra Mortmain, her extraordinary family and her crumbling castle home. Loved by teenagers and adults everywhere.

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Pip and Posy : The Christmas Tree ( hardback)

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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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French Exit by Patrick deWitt ( hardback)

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A moving and tragically funny story of a possessive mother, a down and out son, and Small Frank the cat, who is possibly possessed by the spirit of the deceased husband and father. A book full of characters who will climb inside your heart.

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The Moth: This is a True Story ( paperback)

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With a fascinating introduction by Neil Gaiman on the oral tradition of storytelling.

The Moth is a non profit organisation trying to maintain this craft, helping storytellers hone their stories and then telling them live. 

This is a fabulous and entertaining selection of those stories, a perfect gift. 

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Bridge of Clay, by Markus Zusak ( hardback)

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The epic new, long awaited novel from the author of The Book Thief. 

Five brothers are left in chaos  in a house without grownups... and with energy and pathos but no rules ... until the father returns and asks for help in building a bridge. Which one will help him, and why should he? A novel brimming with characters and sly wit on every page.

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Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver ( hardback)

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From the award winning writer of The Lacuna and The Poisonwood Bible. 

How can a man tell the truth, and be reviled for it ? Unsheltered is a readable story of two families in two different centuries, who live in the same place, navigating what seems to be the end of the world, as they see it. 

 

Paperback not out until June 2019

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Press Here, by Herve Tullet

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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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Wonder, by RJ Palaccio

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Auggie just wants to be a normal 10 year old ... but as he was born with a facial abnormality he has been homeschooled by his parents his whole life. Now it’s time to face the real world and a normal school ... Wonder is a funny frank and astonishingly moving book. 

Suitable for both boys and girls 9-12.

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Rosalind Fair cards

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Rosalind Fair is a local Co Antrim artist who does individual commissions as well as this original range of cards, all based on her own watercolours. As well as the famed images of The Giants Causeway and The Dark Hedges, she also has a number of local coastline and inland landscapes such as Slemish, Cushendun, Ballycastle and Queens University. 

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Goodnight Moon

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This gentle bedtime story is an ideal first story to share. Comforting rhythm in the text and images, colours to notice and all the while winding down to sleep. A lovely baby or christening gift.

Available as board book or paperback, please ask.

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That Glimpse of Truth : 100 Finest Short Stories

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This is a giant of a book but at £15.00 it’s a bargain ! A fabulous collection of all time short story greats - including Dickens, Ian McEwan, Alice Munro, Roald Dahl, Kate Atkinson and so much more. One to enjoy. 

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The Man I Think I Know, by Mike Gayle

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Two ex public schoolboys, who were poles apart when at school, are now adults and life has gone spectacularly wrong for both of them. This is a great read, full of hope and wisdom, about alternative paths and optimism in the face of challenges.

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A Ladder to the Sky, by John Boyne ( hardback or paperback)

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John Boyne’s new novel after the last bestselling The Hearts Invisible Furies. 

A dark and twisted psychological drama about a would be writer, Maurice Swift. 

'A deliciously dark tale of ambition, seduction and literary theft . . . an ingeniously conceived novel that confirms Boyne as one of the most assured writers of his generation.' Hannah Beckerman, Observer * You've heard the old proverb about ambition, that it's like setting a ladder to the sky. It can lead to a long and painful fall. If you look hard enough, you will find stories pretty much anywhere. They don't even have to be your own. Or so would-be-novelist Maurice Swift decides early on in his career. A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated author Erich Ackerman gives Maurice an opportunity. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell; whether or not he should is another matter. Once Maurice has made his name, he finds himself in need of a fresh idea. He doesn't care where he finds it, as long as it helps him rise to the top. Stories will make him famous, but they will also make him beg, borrow and steal. They may even make him do worse. This is a novel about ambition.

 

In paperback from Febuary 2019, £8.99

 

 

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