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Quick Reads 2018

The Reading Agency
1 February 2018

One in six adults in the UK struggles with reading, whilst one in three does not read for pleasure; Quick Reads are designed to break down the barriers that prevent people from picking up a book. 95% of literacy practitioners report that using Quick Reads has been effective at raising learners’ confidence in reading, whilst 91% […]

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The Missing Girl

Jenny Quintana
Publisher: Mantle
28th December 2017

A moving debut novel from a graduate of the Curtis Brown Creative writing course When Anne Flores’ sister goes missing as a teenager, Anna copes by disappearing too, just as soon as she can: running as far away from from her family as possible, eventually building a life for herself abroad. Thirty years later, the […]

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A Winter Love Song

Rita Bradshaw
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
16th November 2017

A heartwarming and moving story of survival and love from bestselling author Rita Bradshaw. Bonnie Lindsay is born into a travelling fair community in the north-east in 1918, and when her mother dies just months later, Bonnie’s beloved father becomes everything to her. Then at the tender age of ten years old, disaster strikes. Heartbroken, Bonnie’s left at the mercy […]

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Artemis

Andy Weir
Publisher: Ebury
14th November 2017

WELCOME TO ARTEMIS: THE FIRST CITY ON THE MOON POPULATION: 2,000 Life on Artemis is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. For Jazz, a small-time criminal, smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts. Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely […]

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Christmas at Woolworths

Elaine Everest
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
2nd November 2017

Christmas at Woolworths is the festive second book in Elaine Everst’s much-loved Woolworths series Even though there was a war on, the Woolworths girls brought Christmas cheer to their customers Best friends Sarah, Maisie, and Freda are brought together by their jobs at Woolworths. With their loves ones away on the front line, their bonds […]

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Daemon Voices

Philip Pullman
Publisher: David Fickling Books
2nd November 2017

Dæmon Voices: Essays on Storytelling is a unique collection of Philip Pullman’s essays, written over 20 years and brought together for the first time. Reflecting a lifetime of writing, each carefully curated story is a meditation on the power and importance of storytelling. Warm, funny, generous entertaining and, deeply considered, they offer thoughts on a […]

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The Windfell Family Secrets

Diane Allen
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
19th October 2017

The warm-hearted sequel to The Mistress of Windfell Manor  Twenty-one years have passed since Charlotte Booth fought to keep Ferndale Mill and her home at Windfell Manor following her traumatic first marriage. Now highly regarded in local society and happily married to her childhood sweetheart, Archie Atkinson, she seeks only the best for their children, Isabelle […]

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Beer Craft

Jon Finch
Publisher: Sphere
19th October 2017

Beer Craft: The no-nonsense guide to making and enjoying damn good craft beer at home. Fact 1) A new brewery opens in the UK every two days. Fact 2) The UK homebrew market is growing 30% year on year. Fact 3) If you can make soup, you can make beautiful, tasty & delicious fresh craft […]

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Living in a Mindful Universe

Eben Alexander
Publisher: Piatkus
17th October 2017

A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Heart of Consciousness  In 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander’s brain was severely damaged by a devastating case of bacterial meningitis, and he lapsed into a weeklong coma. It was almost certainly a death sentence, but Dr. Alexander miraculously survived – and brought back with him an astounding story. During those seven […]

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Two Dark Tales

Charles Lambert
Publisher: Aardvark Bureau
16th October 2017

Two Dark Tales: Jack Squat and The Niche A pair of disturbing gothic novellas by Charles Lambert – master of the literary uncanny – in print together for the first time in an eye-catching tête-bêche flip-book design. In Jack Squat, unemployed Gordon and his partner Omar see a money-making opportunity helping expats buy homes in […]

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Patronising Bastards

Quentin Letts
Publisher: Constable
12th October 2017

A blistering new book on Britain’s out-of-touch, illiberate elite. Political columnist and bestselling author Quentin Letts identifies these condescending creeps and their networks, methods and dubious morals… Not since Marie Antoinette said ‘Let them eat cake’ have the peasants been so revolting. Western capitalism’s elites are bemused by Brexit and Trump. Hilary Clinton called the […]

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VAN LIFE

Foster Huntingdon
Publisher: Sphere
12th October 2017

Showcasing hundreds of gorgeous and inspirational photographs of vans in idyllic settings from around the world, VAN LIFE is perfect for anyone who daydreams about life off-the grid and on the open road. More and more people are taking a break from conventional life for the freedom and adventure of being on the road and […]

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The White City

Roma Tearne
Publisher: Aardvark Bureau
10th October 2017

‘Every day when I stand on high ground and look towards the Tower, to where the river used to be, I see it melt a little more.’ A permanently frozen London is the setting for Roma Tearne’s tale of survival in a dystopian near-future. Hera has known great loss over decades of endless winter. The first […]

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Very British Problems: Volume 3

Rob Temple
Publisher: Little, Brown
5th October 2017

About Very British Problems Volume 3 The much-imitated but never bettered Very British Problems is back with, with a brand-new and very funny collection of the awkward moments, cultural perculiarities, and odd fixations that difine our nation. From the horrors of the daily commute, to the hidden messages in your email exchanges, and from bizarre […]

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Superherbs

Rachel Landon
Publisher: Piatkus
5th October 2017

Superherbs: The best adaptogens to reduce stress and improve health, beauty and wellness.  Superfoods have had their day. Now superherbs, or adaptogens, are on every health cognoscenti’s radar as the next big thing in wellness. Adaptogens may seem like a new trend (particularly turmeric), but their effects are actually based on centuries-old medicine. Superherbs, or […]

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Little Me: My Life from A-Z

Matt Lucas
Publisher: Canongate
3rd October 2017

‘One of the biggest and most talented comedy stars the UK has ever presented’ – Peter Capaldi ‘The thing is, this is a bit different to most memoirs you may have read, because it comes in the form of an A–Z. For instance, B is for Baldy! – which is what people used to shout […]

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BBC Young Writers’ Award

Shortlist announced 30th September
Winner announced 3rd October

The BBC Young Writers’ Award was launched in 2014 as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the BBC National Story Award.  It is open to people aged 14 – 18 years-old. The aim of the award is to inspire and encourage the next generation of writers to follow in the footsteps of those championed by […]

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BBC National Short Story Award

Shortlist announced Friday 15th September
Winner announced Tuesday 3rd October

The BBC National Short Story Award is one of the most prestigious for a single short story, with the winning author receiving £15,000, and four further shortlisted authors £600 each. The Award, with partner BookTrust, aims to expand opportunities for British writers, readers and publishers of the short story and honour the UK’s finest exponents of […]

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Don’t Let My Past Be Your Future

Harry Leslie Smith
Publisher: Constable
14th September 2017

Don’t Let My Past Be Your Future, Harry Leslie Smith’s follow-up to Harry’s Last Stand, is both a survival guide for today’s generations and a memoir about persevering through difficult times with one’s dignity and optimism intact.  Harry Leslie Smith is a British stalwart; he is a survivor of the Great Depression, a Second World War RAF veteran […]

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To The Finish Line

Chrissie Wellington
Publisher: Constable
7th September 2017

Aimed at anyone who wants to achieve their athletic goals – whether that be completing a 5k, finishing a triathlon or doing an open water swim – To the Finish Line: A World Champion Triathlete’s Guide tp Your Perfect Race is packed with practical advice, information, musings and anecdotes, informed by Chrissie’s own incredible career. Covering […]

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