• Humour
      February 2016

      How to be an Alien in England

      A Guide to the English

      by Angela Kiss

      ‘In England everything is typical. If your train is late, it is typical. If there are no seats on the upper deck of a bus, it is typical. If it starts to rain at five o’clock just before you leave work, it is typical.’ <

    • Stationery items
      February 2016

      London Perspectives Colouring Postcards

      by Alice Stevenson

      A collection of absorbing, intricate images for creatives to colour and enhance from artist Alice Stevenson. As a native Londoner, Alice uncovers detail, beauty and inspiration in the city’s unlikeliest corners. Her unique

    • Self-help & personal development
      March 2016

      If Women Rose Rooted

      The Journey to Authenticity and Belonging

      by Sharon Blackie

      ‘This is the core of our task: to respect and revere ourselves, and so bring about about a world in which women are respected and revered, recognised once again as holding the life-giving power of the earth itself.’ <p

    • Memoirs
      July 2016

      Shopped

      A True Story of Secret Shopping and Self-Discovery

      by Emily Stott

      ‘I headed alone for Knightsbridge – a strange choice for a skint teenager – and it was there that I fell in love for the first time. The dress was little, black and slightly frou-frou, and I knew on sight that it was the

    • Memoirs
      February 2017

      The Secret Lives of Ceramics

      The Stories Behind our Favourite Family China

      by Molly Hatch

      Curated and illustrated by American artist and ceramicist Molly Hatch, this beautifully produced book explores the intimate family stories revealed by single, treasured pieces from our tables and shelves. Each exquisite artwork is combined with the tal

    • Memoirs
      February 2017

      Columbia Road

      The Anatomy of Belonging

      by Linda Wilkinson

      A child plucked from close, conflicted family circumstances in London’s Columbia Road for a grammar school education. A young woman who left the East End to forge a medical research career, determined to fix ills around her. A scientist who reali

    • True crime
      April 2017

      Blood Money

      Meetings with the World’s Most Dangerous Gang Leaders, Con Men, Extortionists and Smugglers

      by Conor Woodman

      In Blood Money, Conor leads us through the planet's underworlds, unravelling the stories and uncovering the characters behind the murky worlds of everything from cannabis cultivation in Birmingham to date rape in Bogota and currency counterfei

    • Travel & holiday guides
      May 2017

      Ways to See Great Britain

      Curious Places and Surprising Perspectives 

      by Alice Stevenson

      Artist and writer Alice Stevenson gives us surprising new perspectives on our extraordinary land. There are local areas in grand cities, abandoned villages, urban seasides, strange follies and grottos, places of intense architectural contrast a

    • Travel writing
      June 2017

      Among the Summer Snow

      A Highlands Walk

      by Christopher Nicholson

      Among the Summer Snow celebrates and reflects upon the summer snow patches of the Scottish Highlands. These snow patches are remarkable things, idiosyncratic and distinctive in appearance. Towards the end of an average summer some thir

    • Memoirs
      May 2017

      The Bridesmaid’s Daughter

      A True Story

      by Nyna Giles

      The powerful story of a child held captive by her mother’s mental illness, within a darkly glamorous 1950s setting. Nyna Giles’s mother, Caroline, had been a successful model and New York celebrity. But this was before she married,

    • Memoirs
      July 2017

      The Players

      Hard Work and Happy Days in Britain’s Heartland

      by Corinne Sweet

      Their parents worked as miners and lace workers, but by the mid-twentieth century new opportunities beckoned for the children of Nottingham. Pauline, Betty, Alice, Albert, Derek and Sid worked at the Great British companies Raleigh, Boots

    • The Arts: General Issues
      April 2017

      Van Gogh: Creative Inspiration

      by Vincent Van Gogh

    • Biography & True Stories
      October 2016

      The English Heritage Guide to London's Blue Plaques

      by English Heritage

      Over 900 of London’s most interesting inhabitants and their former homes brought to life. Blue plaques, bearing names both familiar and intriguing, can be found all across the capital. From VIRGINIA WOOLF to VINCENT VAN GOGH, CHRISTOPHER

    • Memoirs
      November 2015

      My War Gone By, I Miss It So

      by Anthony Loyd

      ‘Not since Michael Herr wrote Dispatches has any journalist written so persuasively about violence and its seductions.’ Peter Beaumont, Observer Ex-infantry officer Anthony Loyd arrived in Bosnia hoping to b

    • Business, Economics & Law
      November 2016

      Gold Rush

      How I Found, Lost and Made a Fortune

      by Jim Richards

      When Jim Richards left home to make his fortune in a gold rush, he had no language skills, no money and no idea. But when he found diamond-filled pot holes in the remote rivers of Guyana, his problems really began. Chasing gold and diamond rush

    • Memoirs
      May 2015

      The Perfect Stranger

      by P. J. Kavanagh

      ‘Funny, unique and powerful. A wise, sad, wonderfully written memoir.’ David Nicholls First published in 1966, this extraordinary memoir has collected a passionate band of devotees. Written with a poe

    • Places & peoples: pictorial works
      April 2015

      Ways to Walk in London

      Hidden Places and New Perspectives

      by Alice Stevenson

      Alice Stevenson is a Londoner who neither drives, runs nor cycles. Instead Alice walks, navigating the city's parks, pavements and paths daily, in all weathers. As the miles have mounted so too has her knowledge of the city - the thoroughfares and the

    • Memoirs
      April 2015

      Barefoot at the Lake

      A Memoir of Summer People and Water Creatures

      by Bruce Fogle

      Every year in June, when school finishes, the summer people invade Long Point on Lake Chemong. It's 1954, and Bruce and his dog Angus are desperate to reach the lake - Angus to roll in dead fish, Bruce to count how many different birds he can see.

    • Humour
      June 2015

      100 Acts of Minor Dissent

      by Mark Thomas

      Get some dissent in your life ... 100 Acts of Minor Dissent is an account of an entire year spent living provocatively. From successful campaigns against Royal Parks and multinationals, to arts and crafts with porn mags,

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