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  • First Position

    HarperCollins Publishers First Position

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    ‘Riotously steamy’ The Times ‘Compelling… absolutely fascinating’ Daily Mail ‘So edgy, so different, with a constant undercurrent of tension whether on the stage or in the bedroom… Raw and addictive. I loved it.’Jodi Ellen Malpas,Sunday Times bestselling author ‘Melanie Hamrick’s debut novel treads similar obsessional ground to the film Black Swan in its steamy imaginings of backstage shenanigans at a ballet company’The Times The Times Book of the Month June 2023 ‘Compelling… absolutely fascinating’Daily Mail ‘[An] erotic novel that pulses with Black Swan energy… combining the artistry of The Red Shoes with the eroticism of Fifty Shades of Grey.’Entertainment Weekly Dance was her obsession. Desire was her undoing. As a young dancer, Sylvie Carter has a list of rules for making it big in the ballet world. Avoid drama. Don’t do drugs. Skip dessert. And of course, never sleep with another dancer. Ballet is a cutthroat profession, and she can’t afford a scandal. Not again… But when she meets renowned Italian dancer Alessandro Russo, an electrifying encounter has her throwing out the rulebook. And as he tempts her into the darkness she swore she’d left behind, she wonders if this relationship will be the making of her… or if it will cost her everything. Readers LOVE First Position: ‘[An] addictive novel perfect for those who love their story with forbidden and steamy elements for a romance book’ ‘Addictive like Black Swan. Perfect for those who love spicy, explicit, forbidden romance.’ ‘This is probably one of the best representations of ballet and the ballet world I have read in a fiction book.’ ‘It was dark, there were twists, it was hot!’ ‘Raw emotions, dirty reality of jealousy, pain and dance set in the harsh world of elite ballet.’

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  • The Art of the Hobbit

    HarperCollins Publishers The Art of the Hobbit

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    A sumptuous full colour art book containing the complete collection of more than 100 sketches, drawings, paintings and maps created by J.R.R. Tolkien for The Hobbit. When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit, he was already an accomplished amateur artist, and drew illustrations for his book while it was still in manuscript. The Hobbit as first printed had ten black and white pictures, two maps, and binding and dust-jacket designs by its author. Later, Tolkien also painted five scenes for colour plates which are some of his best work. His illustrations for The Hobbit add an extra dimension to that remarkable book, and have long influenced how readers imagine Bilbo Baggins and his world. The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is the complete collection of the artwork created by the author for his story. Including related pictures, more than one hundred sketches, drawings, paintings, maps, and plans are presented here, preliminary and alternate versions and experimental designs as well as finished art. Using fresh digital scans from the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford and Marquette University in Wisconsin, Tolkien’s Hobbit pictures can be seen more vividly than ever before. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, two of the world’s leading Tolkien scholars, have edited the book and provide an expert introduction and comments. Readers who have enjoyed The Art of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien will find much of interest also in The Art of The Hobbit.

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  • Nature Poems: Treasured classics and new favourites (National Trust)

    HarperCollins Publishers Nature Poems: Treasured classics and new favourites (National Trust)

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    More than 100 poems about Britain's nature in a beautifully illustrated book Seven chapters touch on different aspects of the British countryside, including seasons, birds and wildlife, woods, water, moors and mountains. This carefully chosen collection will inspire you to explore nature through a poet’s eye – the perfect antidote to ‘times when the world is too much with us’, as Wordsworth so beautifully put it. There are celebrated poems by the greats – Keats, Yeats, Tennyson, Robert Browning, Christina Rossetti, Philip Larkin, Sylvia Plath, John Masefield, Robert Burns, Dylan Thomas – as well as others by contemporary poets whose work you will want to seek out and explore further, including Carol Anne Duffy, Simon Armitage and Jean Sprackland. Where poems have links to National Trust sites, footnotes are included to explain the connections.

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  • Wish Upon a Cornish Moon

    HarperCollins Publishers Wish Upon a Cornish Moon

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    ‘My eyes are full of tears and my heart is bursting with overflowing joy! What a beautiful, delightful, original plot!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I can see you don’t believe me, girl, but I’m telling you that there’s magic in the moon and that big sea out there.’ 1938One midnight in June, 15-year-old Lamorna Williams throws a message in a bottle into the Atlantic at Magic Cove, hoping to meet her one true love – and someone writes back. 1997On the other side of the world, Lamorna tells her story to her 16-year-old great nephew Ethan inspiring him to do the same. But this time, his message isn’t found for over twenty years… Present daySingle mum, Merrin Pascoe, is told of the legend of Magic Cove. In a moment of madness, Merrin wishes on the moon, and next day she finds a bottle in the sea. Will the cove cast its spell once again… Readers love this book: ‘This story broke my heart in places and then pieced it back together again and made me laugh and cry in equal measure’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Loved the magical feeling that I got from this book…the perfect beach read’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This story was magical, what a beautiful ending!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘You could feel as though you’re on the beach with the sand beneath your feet and breeze in your hair’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh, What a beautiful story!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Beautifully written, with characters you root for and glorious descriptions of the Cornish coastline’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved every minute reading this extraordinary story’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • Herc

    HarperCollins Publishers Herc

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    ‘Astonishingly vivid’ Jodi Taylor This should be the story of Hercules: his twelve labours, his endless adventures…everyone’s favourite hero, right? Well, it’s not. This is the story of everyone else: Alcmene: Herc’s mother (She has knives everywhere) Hylas: Herc’s first friend (They were more than friends) Megara: Herc’s wife (She’ll tell you about their marriage) Eurystheus: Oversaw Herc’s labours (He never asked for the job) His friends, his enemies, his wives, his children, his lovers, his rivals, his gods, his victims. It’s time to hear their stories. Told with humour and heart, Herc gives voice to the silenced characters, in this feminist, queer (and sometimes shocking) retelling of classic Hercules myth. Perfect for fans of Madeline Miller and Joanne M. Harris

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  • Sleeping Murder (Marple, Book 4)

    HarperCollins Publishers Sleeping Murder (Marple, Book 4)

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    A strange house A ghost from the past As soon as she moves into Hillside, Gwenda knows there’s something strange about this house. A sealed room. A hidden door. The apparition of a young woman being strangled. But strangest of all – this all seems quite familiar. As her friend Jane Marple investigates, the answer seems to lie in a crime committed nearly twenty years ago. The killer may have gotten away with murder. But Miss Marple is never far behind. Never underestimate Miss Marple ‘Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.’Tana French ‘Miss Marple is spry, shrewd and compassionate.’ Sunday Telegraph

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  • Single, Carefree, Mellow

    HarperCollins Publishers Single, Carefree, Mellow

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    The wonderful story collection from the author of Standard Deviation ‘Heiny's work does something magical: gives women's interior lives the gravity they so richly deserve and makes you laugh along the way’ Lena Dunham ‘Like Cheever mixed with Ephron’ New York Times ‘Simply wonderful, I savoured every page’ Guardian Maya’s dog is dying, and she is planning to leave her boyfriend. On the whole she feels worse about the dog. Nina thought it might be difficult to summon the moral fortitude to have an extramarital affair with a Presbyterian minister living above the garbage, but she discovers that almost anything is possible. A teenager finds an affair with her history teacher too sealed off from the rest of her life, like the last slice of cake under a glass dome. These women are best friends, roommates and mistresses. They tipple and titillate, fantasize and fumble, worry and wander. They make poor choices in men and children’s magicians and wise choices in what to wear to meet their lovers’ wives. None of them are single (or carefree or mellow) but all are irresistible and all too familiar.

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  • The Forest Grimm

    HarperCollins Publishers The Forest Grimm

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    A spellbinding new YA fairytale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Purdie, breathing new life into folklore and myth – with a touch of magic all her own… Once upon a time, villagers would whisper their desires to The Book of Fortunes, and its pages would reveal how to obtain them. All was well until someone used the book for evil. Afterward, the branches of the Forest Grimm snatched the book away and the village withered. The villagers tried to make amends with the forest, but every time someone crossed its border, they never returned. Despite the warning from her fortune-teller grandmother, Clara embarks on the journey into the deadly forest to procure the Book of Fortunes – to reverse the curse and save her mother and village. Clara’s friend Axel puts aside his longing for her to join the journey – the young travellers have set their minds to defying fate and daring to accomplish what no one else has been able to before. Alas, the forest – alive with dark, deadly twists on some of our most well-known fairy tales – has a mind of its own… A dark and sparkling tale of romance, courage and magic. Perfect for fans of Holly Black, Leigh Bardugo and Hannah Kaner

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  • Sun of Blood and Ruin (Sun of Blood and Ruin, Book 1)

    HarperCollins Publishers Sun of Blood and Ruin (Sun of Blood and Ruin, Book 1)

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    Mexican history and Mesoamerican mythology meet in this thrilling historical fantasy with magic, intrigue, treachery, romance, and adventure. The empire of Moctezuma II has long fallen, a city raised on the bones of Tenochtitlan. None dare whisper the names of their gods- or speak of the magic that once graced the land, of the witches who hunted as jaguars, the warriors who soared as eagles. Until a new name emerges- a curse on the lips of the Spanish, a hero in the hearts of the people. A masked vigilante, a sorceress with a blade. Pantera But that is not her only name. To all who know her, Leonora de las Casas Tlazohtzin is a glittering jewel of court, promised to the heir of the Spanish throne. The respectable Lady Leonora faints at the sight of blood and would sooner be caught dead than wield a sword…even against a dauntless thief with a cutting smile. No one suspects that Leonora and Pantera are one and the same. Leonora has fooled them all, and, with magic of her ancestors running through her veins, she is nearly invincible- until an ancient prophecy of destruction threatens, and she is forced to decide: surrender the mask or her life. But the legendary Pantera is destined for more than an early grave, and once she discovers the truth of her origins, not even death will stop her.

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  • The Namesake

    HarperCollins Publishers The Namesake

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    The incredible bestselling first novel from Pulitzer Prize- winning author, Jhumpa Lahiri. ‘The kind of writer who makes you want to grab the next person and say "Read this!"' Amy Tan 'When her grandmother learned of Ashima's pregnancy, she was particularly thrilled at the prospect of naming the family's first sahib. And so Ashima and Ashoke have agreed to put off the decision of what to name the baby until a letter comes…' For now, the label on his hospital cot reads simply BABY BOY GANGULI. But as time passes and still no letter arrives from India, American bureaucracy takes over and demands that 'baby boy Ganguli' be given a name. In a panic, his father decides to nickname him 'Gogol' – after his favourite writer. Brought up as an Indian in suburban America, Gogol Ganguli soon finds himself itching to cast off his awkward name, just as he longs to leave behind the inherited values of his Bengali parents. And so he sets off on his own path through life, a path strewn with conflicting loyalties, love and loss… Spanning three decades and crossing continents, Jhumpa Lahiri's debut novel is a triumph of humane story-telling. Elegant, subtle and moving, The Namesake is for everyone who loved the clarity, sympathy and grace of Lahiri's Pulitzer Prize-winning debut story collection, Interpreter of Maladies.

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  • If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

    HarperCollins Publishers If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

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    Introducing the Collins Modern Classics, a series featuring some of the most significant books of recent times, books that shed light on the human experience – classics which will endure for generations to come. On a street in a town in the North of England, ordinary people are going through the motions of their everyday existence – street cricket, barbecues, painting windows… A young man is in love with a neighbour who does not even know his name. An old couple make their way up to the nearby bus stop. But then a terrible event shatters the quiet of the early summer evening. That this remarkable and horrific event is only poignant to those who saw it, not even meriting a mention on the local news, means that those who witness it will be altered for ever. Jon McGregor's first novel brilliantly evokes the histories and lives of the people in the street to build up an unforgettable human panorama. Breathtakingly original, humane and moving, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things is an astonishing debut.

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  • By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

    HarperCollins Publishers By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

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    Elizabeth Smart’s passionate fictional account of her intense love-affair with the poet George Barker, described by Angela Carter as ‘Like Madame Bovary blasted by lightening … A masterpiece’. One day, while browsing in a London bookshop, Elizabeth Smart chanced upon a slim volume of poetry by George Barker – and fell passionately in love with him through the printed word. Eventually they communicated directly and, as a result of Barker’s impecunious circumstances, Elizabeth Smart flew both him and his wife from Japan, where he was teaching, to join her in the United States. Thus began one of the most extraordinary, intense and ultimately tragic love affairs of our time. They never married but Elizabeth bore George Barker four children and their relationship provided the impassioned inspiration for one of the most moving and immediate chronicles of a love affair ever written – By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept. Originally published in 1945, this remarkable book is now widely identified as a classic work of poetic prose which, more than six decades later, has retained all of its searing poignancy, beauty and power of impact.

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  • A Chapter on Murder (The Bookstore Mystery Series)

    HarperCollins Publishers A Chapter on Murder (The Bookstore Mystery Series)

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    I loved writing murder mysteries, until I was thrust into the centre of one … It’s Christmas in Riddleton and crime novelist turned amateur sleuth, Jen, is in desperate need of a cozy festive season running the town's local bookstore. But, between trying to drum up business for Ravenous Readers and attempting to finish her latest novel, Jen is totally run off her feet. Matters get worse, however, when a man's body is found outside the bookstore, along with a scrap of paper in his pocket with none other than Jen's address on it! To solve the murder – and clear her own name – Jen must, once again, become Riddleton's best detective. The stakes have never been higher and the pressure is on – but with the help of her best friend, Brittany, and trusty dog, Savannah, can Jen catch the killer, finish her novel and save Ravenous Readers before time runs out? Fans of Agatha Christie, Lauren Elliott and Ellery Adams will be hooked by this Christmas bookish cozy mystery, which will leave you guessing right up until the final page. Readers and authors love The Bookstore Mystery Series! ‘Sue Minix has created a world any reader would love to escape to! When I reached the exciting ending I still wanted to hang out with what felt like my new friends!’ Jamie L. Adams,Author of The Ghost Town Mystery Series ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A captivating cozy mystery with twists and turns in all the right places. Keeps you guessing right to the end!’ Christina Romeril, Author of A Killer Chocolate Mystery Series ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The plot is clever and well developed and the supporting characters are likable and add a great dimension to the overall story! I would highly recommend this book!’ Gillian Morrissey, crime novelist ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A super cozy mystery… The perfect pick up for a weekend read by the fire. It has everything… Hijinks, who-dun-its, loveable characters, and a wonderful setting. And a main character who is FIERCE” NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • Our Last Summer

    HarperCollins Publishers Our Last Summer

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    A summer that changed everything. A second chance to put things right. ~~~‘Heart-warming, funny, and completely brilliant!’ Jaimie Admans Four years ago, Elodie Parker left the village of Little Heaton where she’d lived for her entire life. She hasn’t been back since. Now, with her little sister’s wedding looming, she’s going home again. It should be a time for celebration, but there are things Elodie left behind she’s not ready to face. Not least the love of her life, Tomasz. The man who, if Elodie is really honest, she still loves. But something magical happens on the flight. As turbulence hits, Elodie is thrown back into the past. It’s eight years ago, the day she met Tomasz for the very first time. Before everything went wrong and Elodie ran away forever. Can Elodie find a way to change the past – and get the happy ever after she longs for? Readers LOVE Our Last Summer! ‘I loved this and I could read it over and over!… It was absolutely perfect! 5 stars!!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved Our Last Summer… A must-read for romance lovers who like their love stories to pack an emotional punch.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I devoured it in one sitting… I fell in love with all the characters and could not stop reading!… A perfect summer beach read.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Could not put it down… I reached for tissues more than once… Captivating and heartwarming.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • Americanah

    HarperCollins Publishers Americanah

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    ‘A delicious, important novel’ The Times ‘Alert, alive and gripping’ Independent ‘A love story for our time’ Vogue Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria. In America, Ifemelu suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Meanwhile, Obinze plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, when they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion – for each other and for their homeland – they face the hardest decision of their lives. Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents and numerous lives, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Americanah is a literary masterpiece, and one of the defining books of the decade. ‘A brilliant novel: epic in scope, personal in resonance and with lots to say’ Observer ‘A tour de force … Hugely impressive’ Mail on Sunday ‘An honest novel about race with guts and lustre … Compassionate, visceral and delicately funny’ The Times

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  • At Bertram’s Hotel (Marple, Book 11)

    HarperCollins Publishers At Bertram’s Hotel (Marple, Book 11)

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    A grand old London hotel A series of alarming coincidences Danger lurking down every corridor Impeccable service. Luxurious rooms. Eccentric guests. There are worse places for Canon Pennyfather to find himself stranded than Bertram’s Hotel. But when he gets his dates in a muddle and attempts to travel to Lucerne a day too late, he unwittingly sets off a violent chain of events. And Miss Marple is convinced there is more going on than meets the eye. Never underestimate Miss Marple ‘Agatha Christie inspired me, aged eleven, to write my own murder mystery set in a country village. I can’t remember much of the plot (think the vicar did it) but Christie has been inspiring me ever since.’Elly Griffiths ‘Brilliant.’ Guardian

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  • Miss Marple’s Final Cases (Marple)

    HarperCollins Publishers Miss Marple’s Final Cases (Marple)

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    This new mini hardback edition completes the series of collectable Miss Marple hardbacks – the first time all 14 Marple books have had their own uniform hardback series. Nine intriguing tales One unequalled storyteller An unknown wounded man in a church. A fatal riding accident. A corpse and a tape measure. Whether in St Mary Mead or further afield, there is always much wickedness lurking below the surface, should, like Jane Marple, you have the eyes to see it. Published posthumously, this collection of tales, seven of them featuring Agatha Christie’s much loved Miss Marple, plus two stand-alone stories, is a treasure trove. Never underestimate Miss Marple ’She gives us an insight into human nature that few, if any, have surpassed.’Susan Lewis ’The acknowledged queen of detective fiction.’ Observer

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  • The Burning Girl

    Little, Brown Book Group The Burning Girl

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    A bracing and hypnotic portrait of the complexities of female friendship from the New York Times bestselling author of The Woman Upstairs.Julia Robinson and Cassie Burnes have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge: while Julia comes from a stable, happy, middle-class family, Cassie never knew her father, who died when she was an infant, and has an increasingly tempestuous relationship with her single mother, Bev. When Bev becomes involved with the mysterious Anders Shute, Cassie feels cruelly abandoned. Disturbed, angry and desperate for answers, she sets out on a journey that will put her own life in danger, and shatter her oldest friendship. Compact, compelling, and ferociously sad, The Burning Girl is at once a story about childhood, friendship and community, and a complex examination of the stories we tell ourselves about childhood and friendship. Claire Messud brilliantly mixes folklore and Bildungsroman, exploring the ways in which our made-up stories, and their consequences, become real.

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  • Apex Hides the Hurt

    Little, Brown Book Group Apex Hides the Hurt

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    This New York Times Notable Book from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad is a brisk, comic tour de force about identity, history, and the adhesive bandage industry.The town of Winthrop has decided it needs a new name. The resident software millionaire wants to call it New Prospera; the mayor wants to return to the original choice of the founding black settlers; and the town's aristocracy sees no reason to change the name at all. What they need, they realize, is a nomenclature consultant. And, it turns out, the consultant needs them. But in a culture overwhelmed by marketing, the name is everything and our hero's efforts may result in not just a new name for the town but a new and subtler truth about it as well.

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  • The Revels

    HarperCollins Publishers The Revels

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    ‘An evocative piece of storytelling that weaves sublimely like its witch knots’ – Susan Stokes-Chapman The stage is set and the witch-hunt is about to begin… ‘I am no witch. I have not sold my soul to the devil for powers. What I am has never openly been whispered of, yet it is enough that people would hang for it.’ England, 1645. After his half-brother dies, aspiring playwright Nicholas Pearce is apprenticed to Judge William Percival, an infamous former witch-hunter who is under pressure to resume his old profession. In a country torn apart by civil war, with escalating tensions between Catholics and Protestants, Royalists and Roundheads, and rumours of witchcraft, Nicholas hides a secret: the dead sing. He hears their secrets, but will he find the courage to speak up to save innocent lives, even if it means putting himself in great danger? A spellbinding debut novel perfect for fans of Stacey Halls, Laura Purcell and Bridget Collins.

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  • The Sentence

    HarperCollins Publishers The Sentence

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    The gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling phenomenon, VOX ‘Shocking, emotive, urgent and original’ Chris Whitaker ’A non-stop thrill ride’ Jeffery Deaver ’Queen of the “what if” thriller. Unflinching, unguessable and unputdownable’ Simon Lelic ’Thrilling, topical and timely … I ripped through this in a few days’ Louise Swanson ’Provocative, inventive and compulsively page-turning’ David Koepp The one decision you can’t take back Prosecutor, Justine Boucher has only asked for the death penalty once, in a brutal murder case. In doing so, she put her own life on the line. Because, if the convicted are later found innocent, the lawyer who requested the execution will be sentenced to death. Justine had no doubt that the man she sent to the chair was guilty. Until now. Presented with evidence that could prove his innocence, Justine must find out the truth before anyone else does. Her life depends on it.

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  • The Book of Beginnings

    HarperCollins Publishers The Book of Beginnings

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    From the author of the phenomenal bestseller The Keeper of Stories, comes an utterly beautiful and charming novel full of mystery and secrets waiting to be uncovered… ‘Filled with compassion and insight . . . a true ode to friendship’ HAZEL PRIOR ‘Masterful storytelling’ CELIA ANDERSON ‘A powerful ode to friendship’ Fabulous Her new chapter starts now… Jo Sorsby is hiding from her past when she agrees to run her uncle’s beloved stationery shop. Glimpsing the lives of her customers between the warm wooden shelves, as they scribble little notes and browse colourful notebooks, distracts her from her bruised heart. When she meets Ruth, a vicar running from a secret, and Malcolm, a septuagenarian still finding himself, she suddenly realizes she isn’t alone. They each have a story that can transform Jo’s life… if only she can let them in. The perfect gift for book lovers, The Keeper of Stories meets The Lost Bookshop in this gorgeous novel about secrets, second chances and finding friendship in the most unlikely places. Netgalley reviewers LOVE The Book of Beginnings! 'Another extraordinary read by the author of The Keeper of Stories' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'What a gem of a book!'⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Everything about the story moved me'⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'I am in awe of Sally Page’s writing' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'So refreshingly original' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'You just have to read it' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'A read cover-to-cover-in-one-sitting book that gives all the feels' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Wonderful, just wonderful'⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • The Short End of the Sonnenallee

    HarperCollins Publishers The Short End of the Sonnenallee

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    ‘A kind of miracle … Not only made me laugh (again and again) but brought tears to my eyes’ Jonathan Franzen ‘One of the most brilliant satirical novels about life in East Berlin’ New York Times Thomas Brussig’s classic German satire, translated into English for the first time and introduced by Jonathan Franzen, is a comedic, moving account of life in East Berlin before the Fall of the Berlin Wall The Short End of the Sonnenallee, is a satire set, literally, on the Sonnenallee, the famed "boulevard of the sun" in East Berlin. Within this boulevard lives Michael, an adolescent who faces daily ridicule whenever he steps out of his apartment building and comes into view of the observation platform on the West side. "Look, a real Zonie. Can we take your picture?" Hopelessly in love with the most beautiful girl on the street, Michael is batted away in favour of the Western boys who are free to cross the border. What chance does Michael have, and how much trouble will he get into by pursuing her? Laugh-out-loud funny and unabashedly silly, Brussig's novel follows the bizarre, grotesque quotidian details of life in the German Democratic Republic. As this new translation shows, the ideas at its heart – freedom, democracy and life’s fundamental hilarity – hold great relevance for today. ‘Gentle comedy … Funny, rueful’ Telegraph

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  • This Is Where We Live

    HarperCollins Publishers This Is Where We Live

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    ’The most gripping account of motherhood since Rachel Cusk’s A Life’s Work’ Independent A single mother wakes to blood in her mouth and flesh under her fingernails. A severed toe on the doorstep. A boy missing. But her child needs to get to school. There’s a food shop to be done. Parents evenings, play dates and pasta for tea. Raising her child alone, she’s done all she can to protect them. But what if she’s the thing they need protecting from the most?

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  • Forged by Blood (The Tainted Blood Duology, Book 1)

    HarperCollins Publishers Forged by Blood (The Tainted Blood Duology, Book 1)

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    The first book in an action-packed, poignant duology inspired by Nigerian mythology Dèmi just wants to survive: to avoid the suspicion of the nonmagical Ajes who occupy her ancestral homeland of Ife; to escape the King’s brutal genocide of her people – the darker skinned, magic wielding Oluso; and to live peacefully with her secretive mother while learning to control the terrifying blood magic that is her birthright. But when Dèmi’s misplaced trust costs her mother’s life, survival gives way to vengeance. She bides her time until the devious Lord Ekwensi grants her the perfect opportunity – kidnap the Aje prince, Jonas, and bargain with his life to save the remaining Oluso. With the help of her reckless childhood friend Colin, Dèmi succeeds, but discovers that she and Jonas share more than deadly secrets; every moment tangles them further into a forbidden, unmistakable attraction, much to Colin’s – and Dèmi’s – distress. The kidnapping is now a joint mission: to return to the king, help get Lord Ekwensi on the council, and bolster the voice of the Oluso in a system designed to silence them. But the way is dangerous, Dèmi’s magic is growing yet uncertain, and it’s not clear if she can trust the two men at her side. A tale of rebellion and redemption, race and class, love and betrayal, FORGED BY BLOOD is epic fantasy at its finest, from an enthusiastic, emerging voice.

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  • I’m Not Done With You Yet

    HarperCollins Publishers I’m Not Done With You Yet

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    "Pretty sure I'm a sociopath. I'm not ashamed of it. In fact, it's something I quite like." Yellowface meets You - a gripping and addictive psychological thriller about toxic friendship and dark academia. ‘A dark triumph with jaw-dropping twists’ Heather Darwent, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Things We Do To Our Friends Jane is unhappy. She’s a struggling writer trapped in an underwhelming marriage with husband Ted, scraping by to pay for a mortgage for a house and a life that she’s never really wanted. There’s only ever been one person she cared about, one person who truly understood her: Thalia. Jane’s best and only friend nearly a decade ago during their time together at Oxford. But then the night of the formal which should have bound them together for good, drove them apart. Until now. Because after years of searching, Thalia is everywhere as she tops the New York Times bestseller list. And now Jane has found Thalia after all these years, she won’t let her go… Readers were gripped by I'm Not Done With You Yet ‘I was gripped. I couldn't stop turning the pages’ ‘From the very first page, the tension is palpable’ ‘This Gone Girl meets Crazy Rich Asians tale is a perplexing puzzle’ ‘One of the best psychological thrillers to date… the ending is very explosive’ ‘A deliciously dark tale of obsession, control, sociopathy and toxic friendships’

    1 in stock

    £8.99

  • Sweetpea

    HarperCollins Publishers Sweetpea

    1 in stock

    Soon to be a major TV series starring Ella Purnell The last person who called me ‘Sweetpea’ ended up dead… Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog…but she’s got a killer secret. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend’s plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list. A kill list. From the man on the checkout who always mishandles her apples, to the driver who cuts her off on her way to work, to the people who have got it coming, Rhiannon’s ready to get her revenge. Because the girl everyone overlooks might be able to get away with murder… Readers are LOVING Sweetpea ‘Visceral, chilling and absolutely downright thrilling: I wish I had read it sooner!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wickedly funny’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Brilliantly dark and twisted’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is one of the best books I have ever read’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    1 in stock

    £8.99

  • The Night Before Christmas (DI James Walker series, Book 4)

    HarperCollins Publishers The Night Before Christmas (DI James Walker series, Book 4)

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    This Christmas, the hunters become the hunted… When four trail hunters go missing in the fells of Cumbria on Christmas Eve, the race is on to find them before nightfall – when the temperature plummets. After hours of searching, the first body is found… Not frozen in the snow, but brutally murdered and bearing a warning:the real hunt has begun. As a snowstorm descends, three lives hang in the balance. But can the killer be caught before the trail goes cold? From the master of Christmas crime comes a thriller that will chill you to the bone this Winter, perfect for fans of James Patterson, Clare Mackintosh and anyone who prefers their mince pies with a side of murder. Readers are gripped by The Night Before Christmas: ‘This is by far the best book I've read all year. Top marks for storyline, pace and setting. Alex Pine always delivers a cracking Christmas treat. As far as I'm concerned the festive season would no longer be the same without a dose of Christmas crime in Cumbria!’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Such a breath of wintery fresh air to the thriller genre.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is the kind of book where you say just one more chapter, and before you know it, you have finished it.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I was desperate to get into this … I was not one bit disappointed. It was fast paced and exciting. I found it hard to put it down.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I raced through it this weekend. Such a smart idea: twisty, warped, credible, brilliantly plotted and compelling. Deserves to be such a hit.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Loved this festive crime thriller. Gorgeous Lake District setting but with a very dark storyline. Excellent characters and fast paced.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A fast paced storyline with plenty of red herrings to keep you guessing how it will all come together.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Definitely worth reading on a cold night, maybe as the snow falls outside.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    1 in stock

    £8.99

  • The Game

    HarperCollins Publishers The Game

    1 in stock

    Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose … A British icon delivers a powerful blockbuster in an exhilarating thriller set in London’s East End. ‘Masterful’ Susan Lewis ‘Feels different and fresh, Johnny Klein is a great character, love it!’ Kimberley Chambers ‘Gritty, compelling and heartbreaking … loved it’ Catherine Cooper Martin Kemp, the music, film and TV legend creates fiction gold as he introduces fictional anti-hero Johnny Klein in a breathless, high-octane page-turner. Johnny Klein is a rock casualty, a fallen 1980s popstar who has lost everything — his family, his money and his fame. Thrown a lifeline by an old contact in the music business, Johnny doesn’t care what he is getting himself into. Dragged down into East London’s dark underbelly, Johnny discovers there is more at stake than his own shattered ego. Johnny hates being yesterday’s man but now he’s wishing he could disappear altogether. The party might be over, but there’s no escape from the past… Readers LOVE The Game: ‘I could not put it down’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A book that stays with you after you’ve finished it … Thrilling, heartfelt and thought-provoking’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A good gritty storyline that also pulled at the heartstrings’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Such a fun read’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘So gripping, absorbing and interesting’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Mr Kemp didn’t disappoint’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A great storyline … I hope there’s a follow up book’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    1 in stock

    £18.00

  • No Worries If Not!

    HarperCollins Publishers No Worries If Not!

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    One little word. One bad habit. One year to stop saying sorry. What happens when one woman resolves to ‘break up’ with saying sorry? Charlotte Thomas is polite. Manners cost nothing, her mother always said … yet there’s a fine line between diplomat and doormat. But every woman has their breaking point and Charlotte has just found hers. It wasn’t because she said sorry to her boss for challenging his terrible idea for a staff social, or because she apologised to the drunk girl who spilled espresso martini all over her favourite top. And it wasn’t because she agreed to go on a second date with the world’s most boring man to avoid hurting his feelings. Maybe it was all of these, or maybe it was when she realised she ended every email with the fateful words: No Worries If Not. With the help of her best friend and housemate Mush, Charlotte declares she’s apologising no more. No more saying sorry for just doing her job, or speaking her mind or simply taking up space. So when she finds her space being invaded by a manspreader on the Metro, Charlotte lets rip. When she’s finished shouting about why he’s the rudest man she’s ever met, she realises, annoyingly, that not only is he the best looking man she’s ever had the misfortune to sit next to … he’s actually really nice about it all too. With her unapologetic pledge off to a tricky start, will Charlotte be, dare she say it … sorry she even started this?

    1 in stock

    £9.99

  • What We Owe

    Little, Brown Book Group What We Owe

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    Tehran, 1978: Nahid and Masood, both eighteen, are young lovers and young revolutionaries, determined to overthrow the Shah's regime and help to bring about democracy. Their clandestine activities are dangerous, but with youth, passion and right on their side, they feel invincible. Then one night, Nahid allows her younger sister to come along to a huge demonstration. Violence breaks out. Nahid lets go of her sister's hand. Everything changes.As the revolution sours, and the loss becomes too much to bear, Nahid and Masood are forced to flee to Sweden, on borrowed money with forged passports. Tehran is no longer safe for them, and now they are expecting a baby; they need to get out before they lose everything.Thirty years later, Nahid lies in a hospital bed replaying her life, raging at her carers, at her recent cancer diagnosis, at Masood, at her - now pregnant - daughter, and at her exile among people who while purporting to understand know nothing of what she has been through. Told with startling honesty, dark wit and an irresistible momentum, What We Owe is a novel of love, guilt and dreams for a better future, vibrating with both sorrow and an unquenchable joie de vivre.

    1 in stock

    £12.59

  • Summer at the Chateau (The Chateau Series, Book 1)

    HarperCollins Publishers Summer at the Chateau (The Chateau Series, Book 1)

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    ‘A Provencal sun drenched read that conjures up the scent of summer in France.’ Julie Caplin A newly single woman. A tall, dark and handsome stranger. A chateau that keeps bringing them together. What could go wrong? When Lizzie Summers is jilted at the altar, she’s left completely heartbroken. But then she receives news that she has inherited a beautiful chateau in Provence, and it seems like the perfect escape. Upon arrival, she discovers she is now the proud owner of . . . a crumbling ruin. A decrepit chateau – with nothing but dust and a goat for company. Intending to head straight back to the airport, Lizzie instead gets caught in a freakish summer storm and finds herself trudging through a vineyard for help. Bedraggled and furious, she enlists the help of her nearest neighbour, the enchanting Luc. Perhaps she should stay and mend the chateau – and her broken heart – after all…? The perfect feel-good romantic comedy that will leave you falling head over heels. Fans of Katie Fforde, Debbie Macomber, and Susan Mallery won’t be able to put this down! Readers are falling in love with Summer at the Chateau! ‘A beautifully written feel-good romcom’ Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A lovely, sunny, feel-good romcom that transports you to summer in France! Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This book is a lovely easy read – it just puts you in a good mood!’ Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Lovely, romantic, sweeping and feel good.’ Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    1 in stock

    £9.99

  • The Hobbit: Illustrated by the Author

    HarperCollins Publishers The Hobbit: Illustrated by the Author

    1 in stock

    For the first time ever, a special enhanced edition of the enchanting prelude to The Lord of the Rings, illustrated throughout with over 50 sketches, drawings, paintings and maps by J. R. R. Tolkien himself and with the complete text printed in two colours. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey ‘there and back again’. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon… Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit was published on 21 September 1937. With a beautiful cover design, a handful of black & white drawings and two maps by the author himself, the book became an instant success and was reprinted shortly afterwards with five colour plates. Tolkien’s own selection of finished paintings and drawings have become inseparable from his text, adorning editions of The Hobbit for more than 85 years. But the published art has afforded only a glimpse of Tolkien’s creative process, and many additional sketches, coloured drawings and maps – although exhibited and published elsewhere – have never appeared within the pages of The Hobbit. In this unique enhanced edition of Tolkien’s enchanting classic tale, the full panoply of his art is reproduced for the first time, presenting more than 50 illustrations to accompany Bilbo Baggins on his adventure ‘there and back again’.

    1 in stock

    £40.50

  • Eversion

    Orion Publishing Co Eversion

    1 in stock

    Eversion is a superb, original Gothic SF novel. A small group of intrepid explorers are in search of a remote and mysterious artefact. It's a well-funded expedition, well organised, which is lucky as they're sailing north of Bergen on the schooner Demeter, searching for a narrow inlet which will lead them to a vast uncharted lake - and their goal­­­--Until disaster strikes.Doctor Silas Coade wakes from disturbing dreams, on the steamship Demeter, in pursuit of an extraordinary find almost too incredible and too strange to believe, secreted within a lagoon in the icy inlets of Patagonia. But as they come in sight of their prize he and the crew see they are not the first to come so far: there is a wreck ahead, and whatever ruined it may threaten them as well--Shaking off his nightmares, Doctor Silas Coade joins his fellow exploders on the deck of the zeppelin Demeter and realises something has already gone dangerously wrong with their mission. If any of them are to survive, then he will have to take the exploration - and their lives - into his own hands . . .

    1 in stock

    £8.99

  • The Trackers

    HarperCollins Publishers The Trackers

    1 in stock

    The stunning new novel from the author of international million-copy bestseller Cold Mountain Hurtling past the downtrodden communities of Depression-era America, painter Val Welch travels westward to the rural town of Dawes, Wyoming. Through a stroke of luck, he’s landed a New Deal assignment to create a mural representing the region for their new Post Office. A wealthy art lover named John Long and his wife Eve have agreed to host Val at their sprawling ranch. Rumors and intrigue surround the couple: Eve left behind an itinerant life riding the rails and singing in a western swing band. Long holds shady political aspirations, but was once a WWI sniper—and his right hand is a mysterious elder cowboy, a vestige of the violent old west. Val quickly finds himself entranced by their lives. One day, Eve flees home with a valuable painting in tow, and Long recruits Val to hit the road with a mission of tracking her down. Journeying from ramshackle Hoovervilles to San Francisco nightclubs to the swamps of Florida, Val's search for Eve narrows, and he soon turns up secrets that could spark formidable changes for all of them.

    1 in stock

    £15.29

  • The Colours: a captivating, epic historical drama about family, love and loss

    Little, Brown Book Group The Colours: a captivating, epic historical drama about family, love and loss

    1 in stock

    'A carefully crafted, totally engaging epic family drama' Yorkshire Post'Delightful' Daily MailDa said the Pearson family came out of the sand. He said they were born out of the red clarty sand that stuck to the soles of boots and the hems of frocks.You couldn't just brush the sand away, you had to beat your clothes with the palm of your hand like you were smacking them for being naughty. You had to bang your boots against the doorstep and find a knife to gouge away the sand that clung to the heels and round the stitching.Ellen has a unique view of the world but living in a tiny town in the north-east of England, in a world on the cusp of war, no one has time for an orphaned girl who seems a little odd. When she is taken in to look after a rich, elderly widow things seem to be get better, despite musty curtains and an aging employer completely out of touch with the world. But pregnancy out of wedlock spoils all this, and Ellen is unable to cope. How will Jack, her son, survive - alone in the world as his mother was? Can they eventually find their way back to each other?The Colours is a sweeping novel of how we can lose ourselves, and our loved ones, for fans of Kate Atkinson and Virginia Baily.

    1 in stock

    £15.29

  • The Forbidden Wolf King (The Kings of Avalier, Book 4)

    HarperCollins Publishers The Forbidden Wolf King (The Kings of Avalier, Book 4)

    1 in stock

    Book 4 in the Kings of Avalier fantasy romance series: a full-length fantasy romance that also stands alone Axil Moon broke my heart when I was fifteen and I’ve dreamed of getting revenge ever since. So when he becomes the king of all Wolven and summons me to compete for his hand in marriage in the deadly Queen Trials, I gladly accept. I want nothing more than to defeat the competition and leave him cold and alone when I slam the bedroom door in his face every night. Axil Moon will regret the day he thought he could discard me and get away with it. But the Axil I expect isn’t the one waiting for me. This grown Axil is different from the teenage boy I loved. This Axil begs me to believe it was never his choice to leave me, and my heart is torn. Now I have to try and stay alive in order to see what could be between us, but all the while there is an enemy in our midst and war on our border that could overturn the world as I know it, and all I can do is fight to keep that world alive. The Forbidden Wolf King is book FOUR of FOUR in the Kings of Avalier series. It's a full-length standalone fantasy romance about the Wolf King Axil Moon.

    1 in stock

    £8.99

  • The Ruthless Fae King (The Kings of Avalier, Book 3)

    HarperCollins Publishers The Ruthless Fae King (The Kings of Avalier, Book 3)

    1 in stock

    Book 3 in the Kings of Avalier series: a full-length fantasy romance that also stands alone… Lucien Thorne is the most vile monster in all of Thorngate. As Winter King, he rules our land with an iron fist and a cold, dead heart. And my father has just informed me that I am betrothed to marry him… As the Princess of Fall, it is my duty to marry whatever suitor my father chooses for me, but even duty can’t make me spend the rest of my life with someone like Lucien. However the more time I spend with this mysterious man, the more I wonder if the rumours about him are even true. As I get to know the real Lucien, I start to discover the secrets and dark history of his family. A history that explains his ruthless behaviour… And one I plan to expunge if I am ever to live out my life in the Winter Palace in peace. As much as I want to hate Lucien Thorne and everything he’s done to our realm… I cannot deny my heart. The Ruthless Fae King is book THREE of FOUR in the Kings of Avalier series. It's a full-length enemies-to-lovers standalone fantasy romance about the Winter King Lucien Thorne.

    1 in stock

    £8.99

  • The Broken Elf King (The Kings of Avalier, Book 2)

    HarperCollins Publishers The Broken Elf King (The Kings of Avalier, Book 2)

    1 in stock

    Book 2 in the Kings of Avalier series: a full-length fantasy romance that also stands alone… I never should have taken that loan but my aunt needed meds I couldn’t afford. Now I’ve been sold to slavery and the Nightfall Queen’s guards have found out I’m not entirely human. I guess I’m lucky they didn’t kill me. The next thing I hear is that the Elf King himself has bought me, and I’m to be transferred to his castle. It will take me five years to pay off the debt but I get to be his personal assistant. Personal assistant to the king. That can’t be so bad, right? Oh how wrong I was. His council has tasked me with finding him a wife before they will fund his war against the Nightfall Queen. That part should be easy: he’s rich, disgustingly handsome, and smart to boot. The problem? He’s rejecting every high-born female I send his way. The more time we spend together, the more we realize I’m not just some half elf. There is a deep power that runs through my veins, one that makes me a target… or his solution? I enter into a fake marriage with him so that he can get the council off his back and I can get some protection. That’s a great idea, as long as I don’t fall in love with him.Should be simple enough… The Broken Elf King is book TWO of FOUR in the Kings of Avalier series. It's a full-length standalone fantasy romance about the Elf King Raife Lightstone.

    1 in stock

    £8.99

  • The Rise of the Dragon: An Illustrated History of the Targaryen Dynasty

    HarperCollins Publishers The Rise of the Dragon: An Illustrated History of the Targaryen Dynasty

    1 in stock

    This lavish visual history—featuring over 150 new, full-colour illustrations—is a stunning introduction to House Targaryen, the iconic family at the heart of HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon. For hundreds of years, the Targaryens sat the Iron Throne of Westeros while their dragons ruled the skies. The story of the only family of dragonlords to survive Valyria’s Doom is a tale of twisty politics, alliances and betrayals, and acts both noble and craven. The Rise of the Dragon chronicles the creation and rise of Targaryen power in Westeros, covering the history first told in George R. R. Martin’s epic Fire & Blood, from Aegon Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros through to the infamous Dance of the Dragons—the bloody civil war that nearly undid Targaryen rule for good. Packed with all-new artwork, the Targaryens—and their dragons—come vividly to life in this deluxe reference book. Perfect for fans steeped in the lore of Westeros, as well as those who first meet the Targaryens in the HBO series House of the Dragon, The Rise of the Dragon provides a must-have overview for anyone looking to learn more about the most powerful family in Westeros.

    1 in stock

    £36.00

  • Savage Beasts

    HarperCollins Publishers Savage Beasts

    1 in stock

    ‘A beautiful and unique retelling of Medea. I loved it!’ Sunday Times bestselling author Sophie Irwin ‘Absorbing and thoughtful…full of page-turning drama and vibrantly drawn characters. Bold and illuminating’ Claire Heywood, author of Daughters of Sparta A propulsive retelling inspired by the Greek myth of Medea Calcutta, 1757. Bengal is on the brink of war. The East India Company, led by the fearsome Sir Peter Chilcott, are advancing and nobody is safe. Meena, the Nawab’s neglected and abused daughter, finds herself falling under the spell of James Chilcott, nephew of Sir Peter, who claims he wants to betray the company . . . for a price. Caught between friend and foe, Meena and James escape Calcutta, their hands stained in blood and pockets filled with gold. In Ceylon, they’re cleansed of their sins by Meena’s beloved aunt Kiran, before the young lovers set sail for the Dutch controlled Cape of Good Hope, with the promise of a new life. Yet past resentments and present betrayals begin to pile up as they struggle to overcome their differences. And as Meena yet again finds herself in a foreign land without anyone to turn to, she is forced to find out what she is willing to sacrifice when love turns to hate. The perfect read for fans of The Song of Achilles, Ariadne and Pandora ‘Extraordinary… Selvarajah skillfully interweaves the familiar story of Medea with something vivd, vibrant and brand new’ Sarah Underwood, author of New York Times bestseller Lies We Sing to the Sea ‘A clever and compassionate retelling of the Medea myth . . . an ending worth of the great Greek playwrights’ Laura Shepperson, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Heroines ‘Mythic, rageful and timely… a devastating must read’ Tasha Suri, author of TikTok sensation, The Jasmine Throne ‘A beautiful and unique retelling of Medea’ Sunday Times bestselling author Sophie Irwin ‘Powerful and entrancing’ USA Today bestseller, Andie Newton ‘A vivid picture of a dark and difficult world… an emotional journey of a woman’s strength and determination despite all the odds’ Siya Turabi, author of The Last Beekeeper

    1 in stock

    £8.99

  • The Colours

    Little, Brown Book Group The Colours

    1 in stock

    'A carefully crafted, totally engaging epic family drama' Yorkshire Post'Delightful' Daily Mail Da said the Pearson family came out of the sand. He said they were born out of the red clarty sand that stuck to the soles of boots and the hems of frocks.You couldn't just brush the sand away, you had to beat your clothes with the palm of your hand like you were smacking them for being naughty. You had to bang your boots against the doorstep and find a knife to gouge away the sand that clung to the heels and round the stitching.Ellen has a unique view of the world but living in a tiny town in the north-east of England, in a world on the cusp of war, no one has time for an orphaned girl who seems a little odd. When she is taken in to look after a rich, elderly widow things seem to be get better, despite musty curtains and an aging employer completely out of touch with the world. But pregnancy out of wedlock spoils all this, and Ellen is unable to cope. How will Jack, her son, survive - alone in the world as his mother was? Can they eventually find their way back to each other?The Colours is a sweeping novel of how we can lose ourselves, and our loved ones, for fans of Kate Atkinson and Virginia Baily.

    1 in stock

    £8.09

  • What Would Jane Austen Do?

    HarperCollins Publishers What Would Jane Austen Do?

    1 in stock

    It's a truth often acknowledged that when a Jane Austen fan girl ends up living next door to a cynical but handsome crime writer, romantic sparks will fly! When Maddy Shaw is told her Dear Jane column has been cancelled she has no choice but to look outside of London’s rental market. That is until she’s left an idyllic country home by the black sheep of the family, long-not-so-lost Cousin Nigel. But of course there’s a stipulation… and not only is Maddy made chair of the committee for the annual village literary festival, she also has to put up with bestselling crime author –and romance sceptic – Cameron Massey as her new neighbour. When Maddy challenges Cameron to write romantic fiction, which he claims is so easy to do, sparks fly both on and off the page… ‘Sparkling romance, secrets from the past…Witty and romantic, I couldn’t stop myself from turning the pages’ Alison Sherlock, bestselling author of The Village of Lost and Found ‘Witty, sharp and beautifully observed – I feel sure Jane would approve’ Julie Caplin Readers are LOVING What Would Jane Austen Do?: ‘I absolutely demolished this book! … If you love romance you’ll love this (whether you’re an Austen aficionado or not)!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A perfect read for a day you need a pick me up’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Fans of Jane Austen, or of reading in general, will particularly enjoy this book…sure to be a favourite of many readers this year’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Playful, fun, and a love letter to Jane Austen and her wise words. Glorious’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The antidote to a bad day…If you’re a Jane Austen fan (as I am) then you will really love the well-chosen quotes that start each chapter and spotting the wisdom included within’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A five out of five for me…the witty, observant writing lifts it above the ordinary…There are lots of subtle nods to Jane Austen's writing and if you're a Janeite, this is a lovely ode to her work’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An uplifting humorous read, reminiscent of a modern day Jane Austen novel’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A delightful escape into the world of love, literature, and unexpected connections’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Reading this book brightened my day and made me smile’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    1 in stock

    £9.99

  • Falling Hard for the Royal Guard

    HarperCollins Publishers Falling Hard for the Royal Guard

    1 in stock

    Despite living in an actual castle, happily ever after is evading Margaret ‘Maggie’ Moore. From her bedroom in the Tower of London, twenty-six-year-old Maggie has always dreamed of her own fairy-tale ending. Yet this is twenty-first century London, so instead of knights on white horses, she has catfish on Tinder. And with her last relationship ending in spectacular fashion, she swears off men for good. And then a chance encounter with Royal Guard Freddie forces Maggie to admit that she isn’t ready to give up on love just yet… But how do you catch the attention of someone who is trained to ignore all distractions? Can she snare that true love’s first kiss… or is she royally screwed? Love is in the heir in this royally good rom com – perfect for anyone who likes relatable heroines (with great hair), hot and aloof book boyfriends (with great hats), near misses, almost kisses and a corgi or two. Readers are loving Falling Hard for the Royal Guard: ‘As light and airy as meringue’ Entertainment Weekly ‘A towering love story’ Daily Express ‘A perfect royal rom com’ Bella ‘Readers will be charmed’ Publishers Weekly ‘I fell hard for this book… The setting and the storyline were totally refreshing’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I absolutely devoured this book. There are not many books that I sacrifice sleep for, but this one had me up until nearly 3am!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This book made me feel fuzzy and brought back my love of romance’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A jewel of a five-star read … there are some perfect British moments that will keep you hooked and make you smile. It made me so desperate to go and visit the Tower again’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What a fabulous debut for Megan Clawson. A heart-warming romance, this was a cute, memorable read. Highly recommend!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I haven’t laughed so much in ages … I thoroughly enjoyed the romantic comedy.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The characters really captured my heart. Very excited to see what Megan Clawson writes next!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    1 in stock

    £8.99

  • Blood Runs Cold (DS Max Craigie Scottish Crime Thrillers, Book 4)

    HarperCollins Publishers Blood Runs Cold (DS Max Craigie Scottish Crime Thrillers, Book 4)

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    ‘This book is one hell of a ride. Neil Lancaster’s Blood Runs Cold is spellbinding.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ She was taken against her will. On her fifteenth birthday, trafficking victim Affi Smith goes for a run and never returns. With a new identity and secure home in the Scottish Highlands, she was supposed to be safe… She escaped once. With personal ties to Affi’s case, DS Max Craigie joins the investigation. When he discovers other trafficking victims have disappeared in exactly the same circumstances, he knows one thing for certain – there’s a leak somewhere within law enforcement. She won’t outrun them again. The clock is ticking… Max must catch Affi’s kidnappers and expose the mole before anyone else goes missing. Even if it means turning suspicions onto his own team… Don’t miss the next book in the DS Max Craigie series! Fans of Ian Rankin and Marion Todd will love this utterly gripping Scottish thriller! Readers LOVE Blood Runs Cold! ‘A nailbiting, energetic read.’ The Sun ‘Utterly compelling, ingeniously plotted and incredibly entertaining.’ Liz Nugent ‘A masterclass in how to deliver a taut pacy thriller hot off the page.’ Imran Mahmood ‘Compelling, emotionally charged, and impossible to put down… the stand out crime read of the year so far.’ John Barlow ‘Want pulse-pounding, shallowed-breathed, toe-curling police action? Here you go. Thank me later.’ Helen Fields ‘Thrilling, gripping, breathlessly brilliant crime-thriller that just won’t let you go until you know how it ends.’ Miranda Dickinson ‘A dark, gritty and fast paced police procedural that I was totally and completely absorbed by from the very start.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘One of my favourite crime writers by a country mile.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • The Cornish Wedding Murder (A Nosey Parker Cozy Mystery, Book 1)

    HarperCollins Publishers The Cornish Wedding Murder (A Nosey Parker Cozy Mystery, Book 1)

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    ‘A sparklingly delicious confection to satisfy the mystery reader’s appetite’ Helena Dixon, bestselling author of the Miss Underhay Mysteries Still spinning from the hustle and bustle of city life, Jodie ‘Nosey’ Parker is glad to be back in the Cornish village she calls home. Having quit the Met Police in search of something less dangerous, the change of pace means she can finally start her dream catering company and raise her daughter, Daisy, somewhere safer. But there’s nothing quite like having your first job back at home be catering an ex-boyfriend’s wedding to remind you of just how small your village is. And when the bride vanishes, Jodie is drawn into the investigation, realising that life in the countryside might not be as quaint as she remembers. With a missing bride on their hands, murder and mayhem lurks around every corner… But surely saving the day will be a piece of cake for this not-so-amateur sleuth? This title was previously published as Murder on the Menu.

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  • Hex and the City

    HarperCollins Publishers Hex and the City

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    Something wickedly sexy this way comes… A laugh out loud witchy romcom for fans of Lana Harper and Erin Sterling ! Spice: 🌶️🌶️🌶️ Things you should know about Poppy: 1. She’s a witch 2. She has magical hair like Rapunzel from Tangled 3. She lives with Iris, the head of her coven, in a beautiful, ramshackle house next to Highgate cemetery 4. She works at Hubble Bubble, a magic shop in Covent Garden. Though none of it is real magic as that would be highly irresponsible. Until… …Poppy accidentally sells gorgeous celebrity magician Axl Storm, all six-foot-four of him, a cursed pendant. When all hell breaks loose can the guy with fake magic and the girl with real magic fix the chaos they’ve caused? Or will sparks fly both in and out of the cauldron? Readers can’t get enough of Poppy and Axl: ‘I absolutely adored this’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Magic, hunky vikings, time travel, chaos, romance and sentient hair, I mean, what more could you want?!…I devoured it in a few days’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A hilarious, magical romance… I fell in the love with the characters and the story immediately and laughed out loud in many places’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • The Winter of Our Lives

    HarperCollins Publishers The Winter of Our Lives

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    An uplifting and meditative novel on friendship, the healing power of nature and how we should all embrace and re-imagine the winter of our lives as the time of our lives! She was the only human being down at the lake. Elbows, in need of a slather of moisturiser, pointed at the clouds; breasts, lifted to pre-children perkiness; baby belly stretched and flattened. She stretched her arms out wide as she started to walk barefoot into the lake. Peering down into the clear water, she pulled down her goggles. It was time to plunge forwards, succumbing to the embrace of the water. It was as if she were flying. For friends Stevie, Holly and Angela, the last few years haven't been kind. With marriage breakdowns and sacrifices, their only moments of peace come when they are outside in the wild waters of the Lake District. Now it's time for these three women to love themselves, just as they love the cold, and take charge of their own happiness in this uplifting and meditative novel of friendship and the healing power of nature.

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