Caleb Azumah Nelson£12.99 £12.08
We had a brilliant event with Caleb Azumah Nelson talking about his novel Open Water, which has just been nominated for the Desmond Eliot prize. At once an achingly beautiful love story and a potent insight into race and masculinity, Open Water is an unmissable debut.
Maggie O'Farrell£8.99 £8.36
We hosted another brilliant event with Maggie O'Farrell talking about her latest novel Hamnet, which is now out in paperback. The winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020, Hamnet is inspired by the son of Shakespeare, a boy whose life has been all but forgotten. It is a story of the bond between twins, and of a marriage pushed to the brink by grief.
Catherine Belton£9.99 £9.29
As our resident Russian expert, Hannah strongly recommends Putin's People by Catherine Belton, now out in paperback. In a story that ranges from Moscow to London, Switzerland and Trump’s America, former Moscow correspondent and investigative journalist Catherine Belton reveals the untold story of how Vladimir Putin and his entourage of KGB men seized power in Russia and built a new league of oligarchs.
Michael Rosen£14.99 £13.94
In March 2020, Michael Rosen was admitted to hospital with coronavirus. What followed was months on the wards: a month in an induced coma, and weeks of rehab and recovery as the NHS saved his life. Many Different Kinds of Love combines Michael's poetry with the moving coronavirus diaries of his nurses, doctors and wife, illustrated beautifully by Chris Riddell.
Katherine Heiny£14.99 £13.94
We all fell in love with Katherine Heiny's witty and warm writing after reading her brilliant debut novel Standard Deviation. Early Morning Riser is another bittersweet and laugh-out-loud funny book about love, marriage, jealousy, and unconventional families. Both Hazel and Sophie highly recommend it!
Anne Tyler£8.99 £8.36
Tracey loved Anne Tyler's latest heart-warming novel Redhead By the Side of the Road. Micah Mortimer is content with the steady balance of his life. But when a teenager shows up at Micah’s door claiming to be his son, Micah is confronted with a surprise he seems poorly equipped to handle.
Douglas Stuart£8.99 £8.36
Hannah really enjoyed the 2020 Booker Prize winner Shuggie Bain, the riveting and touching tale of a Glaswegian family suffering the effects of poverty and alcoholism. Set in the 1980s in a mining town decimated by Thatcherism, Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of a young boy hiding a painful secret and his struggling mother who dreams of a better life. A revelatory debut!
Amanda Gorman£9.99 £9.29
On 20 January 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Taking the stage after the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, Gorman captivated the nation and brought hope to viewers around the globe. Her stirring poem ‘The Hill We Climb’ can now be read in this special edition, which includes a foreward by Oprah Winfrey.
Craig Brown£9.99 £9.29
From the bestselling author of Ma'am Darling, One Two Three Four traces the chance fusion of the four elements that made up The Beatles: fire (John), water (Paul), air (George) and earth (Ringo). It also tells the bizarre and often unfortunate tales of the disparate and colourful people within their orbit. The winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize 2020, Craig Brown's latest book is a fascinating, hilarious, kaleidoscopic biography of the Fab Four.
Carlo Rovelli£20.00 £18.60
From the bestselling author of 7 Brief Lessons in Physics, Helgoland is the story of quantum physics and its bright young founders. Here, Carlo Rovelli reveals the deep meaning of quantum physics: a world made of substances is replaced by a world made of relations, each particle responding to another in a never ending game of mirrors. Helgoland revolutionizes our understanding of the universe and our place in it.