Monique Roffey£9.99 £9.29
Costa Novel Award Winner 2020. April 1976: St Constance, a tiny Caribbean village on the island of Black Conch, at the start of the rainy season. A fisherman sings to himself in his pirogue, waiting for a catch – but attracts a sea-dweller he doesn’t expect.
James Naughtie£9.99 £9.29
James Naughtie, the acclaimed author and BBC broadcaster , now brings his unique and inquisitive eye to the country that has fascinated him and drawn him across the Atlantic for half a century. He asks what the American dream has come to mean in the new century, and who do Americans now think they are?
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: From the Man Booker Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo
George Saunders£16.98 £15.79
From the Man Booker Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves - and our world today.
Sathnam Sanghera£18.98 £17.65
In his brilliantly illuminating new book Sathnam Sanghera demonstrates how so much of what we consider to be modern Britain is actually rooted in our imperial past. In prose that is, at once, both clear-eyed and full of acerbic wit, Sanghera shows how our past is everywhere: from how we live to how we think, from the foundation of the NHS to the nature of our racism, from our distrust of intellectuals in public life to the exceptionalism that imbued the campaign for Brexit and the government's early response to the Covid crisis.
Robert Tombs£16.98 £15.79
The author of the celebrated bestseller The English and Their History puts Brexit in its historical context. In this succinct book, Tombs challenges the orthodox view that Brexit was due solely to British or English exceptionalism: in choosing to leave the EU, the British, he argues, were in many ways voting as typical Europeans.
Eula Biss£15.99 £14.87
Just out, Having and Being Had is an incisive collection and personal reckoning with the intricacies of money, class and capitalism. Sophie loved the proof of this and it has been widely revered by critics.
Marian Keyes£8.99 £8.36
We love Marian Keyes here at the bookshop, and her new novel is full of her trademark humour and Austenesque insight. In Grown Ups, the Casey family seem like a happy - even glamorous - family, but secrets which lie beneath the surface are about to be spilled. This is Sophie's top pick for a gripping, laugh-out-loud lockdown read.
Caleb Azumah Nelson£12.99 £12.08
He is a photographer, she is a dancer - both are trying to make their mark in a city that by turns celebrates and rejects them. Open Water asks what it means to be a person in a world that sees you only as a Black body. A gorgeous read.
Abigail Dean£14.99 £13.94
Lex Gracie doesn't want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped. But when her mother dies in prison and leaves Lex and her siblings the family home, she can't run from her past any longer. There has been a huge and well-deserved hype around this book - it is a totally absorbing and powerful thriller.