Currently on our popular Staff Picks table!
FELICITY CLOAKE£9.99 £9.29
Tour de France - Tour de Force! Join award winning Guardian Food columnist Felicity Cloake as she cycles her way round L’Hexagone pursuing the best version of 20 regional classics of French cuisine. Except everywhere seems to be shut...and it’s raining!Can the perfect croissant be found outside Paris? What’s with the garlic ice cream? Witty, informative, it’s à point!
Jenny Odell£20.00 £18.60
Starting from a familiar premise - smartphones and social media have irrevocably changed our lives. Artist Odell digs deeper into the psychological, economic, cultural and societal developments which lead us to this point. Thoughtful and enlightening.
Sam Byers£8.99 £8.36
A savage, perceptive and bleakly funny near- future satire: Black Mirror with a literary bent. Reactionary politicians, an excited liberal metropolitan elite, and a cadre of computer hackers collide in a small town. Sharp and humane whilst clear-eyed about our fractious age.
Fernanda Melchor£12.99 £12.08
Intense, exhilarating, violent and suffocating, yet completely unputdownable. Truly hypnotic!
Lara Maiklem£9.99 £9.29
A fascinating journey down the Thames & into London’s past. Uncovers the history and stories behind an interesting array of (often tiny!) objects discarded into a river over the course of centuries. Captivating and beautiful with a subtle humour. I loved it.
Rachel Cusk£9.99 £9.29
Cusk on sparkling deadpan form - on everything from driving to rudeness, to art, to the intricacies and tensions of family life. Characteristically clever and wry
Naomi Novik£8.99 £8.36
Josh’s favourite book! He is seriously jealous of you for not having read it yet. Like a fairytale you’ve always loved but had somehow forgotten.
Benjamin Myers£8.99 £8.36
A love letter to summer, poetry and the Yorkshire countryside with a sparkling inter generational friendship at the heart of it. A novel that seems to enjoy being enjoyable.
Francesca Wade£20.00 £18.60
A fascinating account of the lives of five extradinary women who at different times lived in the same square in Bloomsbury. These women ‘pushed the boundaries of scholarship, literary form and societal norms’. Well researched and illuminating read.
Hallie Rubenhold£9.99 £9.29
A fascinating, powerful and moving account of the victims of Jack the Ripper. Rubenhold profiles the women in incredible detail, with great sensitivity and respect; shining a light on the many misconceptions that have followed them throughout history and clearly depicts the reality of life for many women in the late 1800’s
Becky Chambers£8.99 £8.36
Meet a woman raised by an A.I. leading to become human. This is a fascinating kooky, sexy, brilliant story about mothers, makers and how we make and define humanity
Natalie Haynes£8.99 £8.36
A Thousand Ships has been passed around our staff like wildfire. Haynes tells the well known, epic tale of Troy through the eyes of the many women involved. Witty, captivating and intelligent. It’s a must read
Dana Czapnik£8.99 £8.36
A 90’s coming of age story set on the basketball courts of Manhattan. Beautifully written, Czapnik gives protagonist Lucy Adler an authentic voice and vividly captures the setting of New York City.
Manda Scott£8.99 £8.36
A well crafted complex mystery with fully formed, interesting characters. It’s narrative oscillates between WWII and current day France, as the puzzle of who killed an elderly woman is unravelled. Manda Scott blends spy thriller with well researched historical fiction.
Helene Wecker£9.99 £9.29
This novel clearly and thoughtfully combines Jewish and Islamic mythology to tell a story of isolation, personal understanding, heritage and friendship. Beautifully written and utterly transporting.
Negar Djavadi£8.99 £8.36
An exhilarating, innovative and wildly entertaining family saga. A reflection on lived queer experience in Iran and France. A moving account of Iran’s turbulent twentieth century history. Funny, sweet, sad, tender and informative.