January book releases and events

Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson, author of My Mum Tracy Beaker

Non-fiction

Pig Wrestling by Pete Lindsay & Mark Bawden (3rd Jan). How can the story of an imaginary pig and a kindly barrista help solve any problem? Based on the authors’ work with the world’s elite sports and business performers, Pig Wrestling gives us the tools to create change whenever and wherever we need it. 

The Energy Plan by James Collins (10th Jan). In our increasingly busy and connected lives, having energy is a superpower. Learn how to fuel your body for your life. Power through the 3pm slump, feel more productive, sleep well and lose unwanted weight.

Happy Ever After by Paul Dolan (17th Jan). Free yourself from the myth of living the perfect life as Paul Dolan, bestselling author of Happiness By Design, returns to show us how we can find our own routes to happiness this new year.

The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield (24th Jan). When Gustav Kleinmann and his son were seized by the Nazis in 1939, it was the start of an unimaginable ordeal. Through the horrors, there was one constant that kept them going: the love between father and son. A remarkable story of hope, family and survival.

The Joy of Work by Bruce Daisley (24th Jan). From the creator of hit podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat comes a revolutionary re-envisioning of how to enjoy your job.

Chernobyl by Serhii Plokhy (31st Jan). Winner of the Baillie Gifford prize, historian Serhii Plokhy draws on recently opened archives to recreate the events of the night of April 26th 1986.  A moment by moment account of the heroes, perpetrators and victims of a tragedy.

Withdrawn Traces: Searching for the truth about Richey Edwards by Sara Hawys Roberts and Leon Noakes (31st Jan). On 1 February 1995, Richey Edwards, guitarist of the Manic Street Preachers, went missing at the age of 27.  The book was written at the request of Richey’s sister, Rachel, and with access to all his diaries, essays, school reports and letters. 

A Short History of Brexit by Kevin O’Rourke (31st Jan). After all the debates, manoeuvrings, recriminations and exaltations, Brexit is upon us. A Short History of Brexit rises above the usual fray of discussions to provide fresh perspectives and understanding of the most momentous political and economic change in Britain and the EU for decades.
 

  • Chernobyl

  • *WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2018*
    *WINNER OF THE PUSHKIN HOUSE BOOK PRIZE 2019*

    'As moving as it is painstakingly researched. . . a cracking read' Viv Groskop, Observer

    On 26 April 1986 at 1.23am a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine exploded. While the authorities scrambled to understand what was occurring, workers, engineers, firefighters and those living in the area were abandoned to their fate. The blast put the world on the brink of nuclear annihilation, contaminating over half of Europe with radioactive fallout.

    In Chernobyl, award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy draws on recently opened archives to recreate these events in all their drama. A moment by moment account of the heroes, perpetrators and victims of a tragedy, Chernobyl is the first full account of a gripping, unforgettable Cold War story.

    'A compelling history of the 1986 disaster and its aftermath . . . plunges the reader into the sweaty, nervous tension of the Chernobyl control room on that fateful night when human frailty and design flaws combined to such devastating effect' Daniel Beer, Guardian

    'Haunting ... near-Tolstoyan. His voice is humane and inflected with nostalgia' Roland Elliott Brown, Spectator

    'Extraordinary, vividly written, powerful storytelling ... the first full-scale history of the world's worst nuclear disaster, one of the defining moments in the Cold War, told minute by minute' Victor Sebestyen Sunday Times

    'Plays out like a classical tragedy ... fascinating' Julian Evans, Daily Telegraph

    'Here at last is the monumental history the disaster deserves' Julie McDowall, The Times

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Fiction

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus (10th Jan, PB). Two dead homecoming queens. Five years later, is the killer back? A new YA book by the bestselling author of One of us is Lying.

My Name is Anna by Lizzy Barber (10th Jan). Two women – desperate to unlock the truth. How far will they go to lay the past to rest? From the winner of the Daily Mail crime writing competition comes an enthralling debut thriller about a young woman's quest to uncover her identity.

The Chestnut Man by Soren SveistrupI (10th Jan). Introducing the nail-biting debut thriller from the award-winning creator of global TV sensation The Killing.

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield (17th Jan). An exquisitely crafted multi-layered mystery brimming with folklore, suspense and romance, as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as Setterfield’s bestseller The Thirteenth Tale.

Watching You by Lisa Jewell (24th Jan, PB). A gripping psychological suspense from the number one bestselling author of Then She Was Gone, as what begins as an innocent crush develops into a dangerous infatuation.

  • Once Upon a River

  • 'A truly extraordinary book' - Dinah Jefferies
    'I was completely spellbound' - Ruth Hogan
    'Just marvellous' - Jo Baker
    'A true storyteller' - The Times

    It was the longest night of the year when the strangest of things happened . . .

    ____________________

    On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open and in steps an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a child.

    Hours later, the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life.

    Is it a miracle?

    Is it magic?

    And who does the little girl belong to?

    An exquisitely crafted multi-layered mystery brimming with folklore, suspense and romance, as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as Setterfield’s bestseller The Thirteenth Tale.

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    "Diane's masterful storytelling draws you in to a beguiling tale, full of twists and turns like the river at its heart, and just as rich and intriguing." (M L Stedman, bestselling author of The Light Between Oceans)

    Swift and entrancing, profound and beautiful. Give yourself a treat and read it!" (Madeline Miller, Orange Prize-winning author of The Song of Achilles and Circe)

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Children's

The Whispers by Greg Howard (17th Jan). Before she disappeared, Riley's mother used to tell him stories about the Whispers, mysterious creatures with the power to grant wishes. Riley wishes for lots of things. He wishes his secret crush Dylan liked him back. He wishes the bumbling detective would stop asking awkward questions. But most of all he wishes his mother would come home…
 

  • The Whispers

  • A coming-of-age tale that will make you laugh and cry, perfect for fans of Time Travelling With a Hamster and The Goldfish Boy.

    Before she disappeared, Riley's mama used to tell him stories about the Whispers, mysterious creatures with the power to grant wishes.

    Riley wishes for lots of things. He wishes his secret crush Dylan liked him back. He wishes the bumbling detective would stop asking awkward questions. But most of all he wishes his mother would come home . . .

    Four months later, the police are no closer to finding out the truth - and Riley decides to take matters into his own hands.

    But do the Whispers really exist?
    And what is Riley willing to do to find out?

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Events and anniversaries

The 300th anniversary of Robinson Crusoe 

1st J D Salinger was born on this day in 1919

14th: Ruby Wax and Simon Amstell in conversation. Start your New Year off the right way by joining comedians Ruby Wax andSimon Amstell for an exclusive evening of rip-roaring conversation hosted by Penguin Live.

12th: Haruki Murakami’s 70th birthday

February book releases and events

JoJo Moyes

JoJo Moyes, author of Still Me

Non-fiction

The Salt Path by Raynor Winn (7th Feb, PB). When Raynor and Moth lost the life they’d always known in one fell swoop, they decided to confront homelessness and terminal illness head-on, by walking the 630 mile South West Coast Path. Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize and in the running for The 2018 Costa books of the year, this is an extraordinary true story of the power that nature can have in restoring hope when everything seems lost.

Diary of a Drag Queen by Crystal Rasmussen (7th Feb). Northern, working-class and shagging men three times her age, Crystal writes candidly about her search for ‘the one’. Charting her day-to-day adventures, we encounter tucks, twists and sucks, heinous overspending and endless nights spent sprinting from problem to problem in a full face of makeup.

The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Kip-Williams (14th Feb). A book that demands that you contemplate your own fragility and how you live your one precious life. This is the inspiring memoir by a young mother with terminal cancer.

The Source: Open Your Mind, Change Your Life by Dr Tara Swart (14th Feb). Backed up by recent discoveries in cognitive science, respected neuroscientist Dr Tara Swart shows us that we all have the power to attract what we most desire into our lives. 

Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace Wells (19th Feb). ‘What does it mean to be entertained by apocalypse when we stare down the possibility of a real one?’ Uninhabitable Earth is the must-read book on climate change by David Wallace Wells, author of this game-changing article in New York Magazine, that amassed over 7 million views overnight.

Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking by Mary Berry (21st Feb). The nation’s queen of home cooking brings her foolproof, delicious approach to quick fix cooking in this brand-new, official tie-in to the major BBC One series.

Threads by William Henry Searle (21st Feb). Weaving together personal stories, Threads deals with the meanings of intimacy, vulnerability and our affinities with people and places, both wild and tame. It is a deep exploration of the encounters that lend quiet networks of grace to our busy lives.

The Five by Hallie Rubenhold (28th Feb). Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are all famous for the same thing. They were murdered by Jack the Ripper. But who were these women? In a devasting narrative Hallie Rubenhold shares their lives: who they were, how they lived and who loved them.
 

  • The Uninhabitable Earth

  • **SUNDAY TIMES AND THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

    'If you read just one work of non-fiction this year, it should probably be this ... what this book forces you to face is more important than any other subject' David Sexton, Evening Standard

    It is worse, much worse, than you think.

    The slowness of climate change is a fairy tale, perhaps as pernicious as the one that says it isn't happening at all, and if your anxiety about it is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today.

    Over the past decades, the term "Anthropocene" has climbed into the popular imagination - a name given to the geologic era we live in now, one defined by human intervention in the life of the planet. But however sanguine you might be about the proposition that we have ravaged the natural world, which we surely have, it is another thing entirely to consider the possibility that we have only provoked it, engineering first in ignorance and then in denial a climate system that will now go to war with us for many centuries, perhaps until it destroys us. In the meantime, it will remake us, transforming every aspect of the way we live-the planet no longer nurturing a dream of abundance, but a living nightmare.

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Fiction

Out of the Dark by Gregg Hurwitz (7th Feb). Assassin and all-round lethal weapon Evan Smoak seeks out corruption on the highest level, when the most hard-to-reach target appears on his hit list: the President of the United States of America. Out of the Dark is the most daring and explosive thriller yet from Hollywood screenwriter Gregg Hurwitz.

Still Me by Jojo Moyes (7th Feb, PB). This is the final chapter of the Lou Clarke trilogy which started with the tear-jerking, wonderfully unique Me Before You (also the major film staring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke). This book finds Lou in New York – how will Lou adapt to life the other side of the pond?

Shenzhen by Guy Delisle (7th Feb). After Pyongyang, his book about the strange society that is North Korea, Delisle turned his attention to Shenzhen, the cold, urban city in Southern China that is sealed off with electric fences and armed guards from the rest of the country. The result is another brilliant graphic novel - funny, scary, utterly original and illuminating.

Stranger Things by Gwena Bond (7th Feb). Set before the events of the TV series, this prequel novel follows Eleven's mother and her time as a test subject in the MKUltra program.

I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella (7th Feb). The irresistible new standalone from Sophie Kinsella is a story of love, empowerment and an IOU that changes everything…

Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks (14th Feb, PB). The new novel from the bestselling author of Birdsong and Where My Heart Used to Beat. American postdoctoral researcher Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq have little in common, yet both are susceptible to the daylight ghosts of Paris. In this urgent and deeply moving novel, Faulks deals with questions of empire, grievance and identity.
 

  • I Owe You One

  • ----------------------------------------------------------------
    The Number One Sunday Times Bestseller

    'A gem of a novel' JODI PICOULT

    The irresistible new standalone from Sophie Kinsella is a story of love, empowerment and an IOU that changes everything . . .

    Fixie Farr can’t help herself. Straightening a crooked object, removing a barely-there stain, helping out a friend . . . she just has to put things right. It’s how she got her nickname, after all.

    So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees, she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank her, the computer’s owner, Sebastian, scribbles her an IOU – but of course Fixie never intends to call in the favour.

    That is, until her teenage crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and needs her help – and Fixie turns to Seb. But things don’t go according to plan, and now Fixie owes Seb: big time.

    Soon the pair are caught up in a series of IOUs – from small favours to life-changing debts – and Fixie is torn between the past she’s used to and the future she deserves.

    Does she have the courage to fix things for herself and fight for the life, and love, she really wants?

    ***** EVERYBODY LOVES SOPHIE KINSELLA: *****

    'A shot of pure joy' JENNY COLGAN

    'Left me giddy with laughter. I loved it' JOJO MOYES

    'Life doesn't get much better than a new Sophie Kinsella novel' RED

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Children’s

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment by James Patterson (7th Feb). James Patterson has teamed up with the world's most famous genius to entertain, educate and inspire a generation of children – with the first and only children's book series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives.

Charlie Changes into a Chicken by Sam Copeland (7th Feb). The first book in a hilarious new series perfect for fans of David Walliams, Kid Normal and Tom Gates.

My Mum Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson (21st Feb, PB). Tracy has returned, hand in hand with her daughter Jess, she’s ready to make her childhood dreams come true. 

F is for Feminism: An Alphabet Book of Empowerment illustrated by Carolyn Suzuki (28th Feb). This bright and bold dictionary of twenty-six thought-provoking words from A-Z is perfect for equipping girls and boys with the words they need to empower themselves. F is for Feminism is a great conversation starter, and will inspire and motivate activists of all ages.

Diary of Greg Heffley's Best Friend: World Book Day 2019 by Jeff Kinney (28th Feb). It’s a brand new Diary of a Wimpy Kid story for World Book Day 2019! Now it's time for readers to hear from Greg's trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson, in a journal of his own.

Nought Forever by Malorie Blackman (28th Feb). A powerful new Noughts & Crosses story from legendary author Malorie Blackman, written for World Book Day 2019. 

Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo by Rick Riordan (28th Feb). When the god Apollo asks for a favour, it's never going to be straightforward. A hilarious short story from Rick Riordan, that unites Percy Jackson with the god Apollo - this edition exclusively for World Book Day 2019.
 

  • F is for Feminism: An Alphabet Book of Empowerment

  • This bright and bold dictionary of twenty-six thought-provoking words from A-Z is perfect for equipping girls, boys and everyone with the words they need to empower themselves!

    Including:

    Activism: trying to change something important by making your voice heard
    Brainpower: your ability to come up with brilliant ideas
    Compassion: caring about other people's suffering
    Diversity: including all kinds of different people
    Equality: when everyone is treated in the same way
    Feminism: fighting for equality between girls, boys and everyone

    With bright and inclusive artwork from illustrator Carolyn Suzuki, F is for Feminism is a great conversation starter, and will inspire and motivate activists of all ages.

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March book releases and events

Ali Smith

Ali Smith, author of Spring

Non-fiction

Mum, Tell Me by Elma van Vliet (7th Mar). The ideal gift to give and get back this Mother’s day, Mum, Tell Me is a guided journal that prompts your mother to share her memories, dreams, and wishes, asking her to record everything from her favourite band as a teenager and her childhood games to her proudest accomplishment and her first memory of you.

How Women Rise by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith (7th Mar). Inspiring and practical by turns, it identifies 12 common habits that can prove an obstacle to future success and tells you how to overcome them.

Burnout: The Secret to Solving the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski (12th Mar). This ground-breaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men - and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions and live a more joyful life.

Manual for Survival by Kate Brown (12th Mar). An astonishing historical detective story, Manual for Survival makes clear the irreversible impact of nuclear energy on every living thing, not just from Chernobyl, but from eight decades of radioactive fallout from weapons development. 

Still Water by John Lewis-Stempel (14th Mar). Written in gorgeous prose, Still Water tells the seasonal story of the wild animals and plants that live in and around the pond. It reflects an era before the water was polluted with chemicals and the land built on for housing, a time when ponds shone everywhere like eyes in the land, sustaining life for all, from fish to carthorse.. 

Tina Turner: Love Story by Tina Turner (21st Mar, PB). Charting the full, dramatic story of one of the most remarkable women in music history and celebrating Tina Turner’s 60th year in the industry.

  • Manual for Survival

  • 'Remarkable . . . grips with the force of a thriller' Robert MacFarlane

    An astonishing exposé of the aftermath of Chernobyl - and the plot to cover up the truth

    The official death toll of the 1986 Chernobyl accident, 'the worst nuclear disaster in history', is only 54, and stories today commonly suggest that nature is thriving there. Yet award-winning historian Kate Brown uncovers a much more disturbing story, one in which radioactive isotopes caused hundreds of thousands of casualties, and the magnitude of this human and ecological catastrophe has been actively suppressed.

    Based on a decade of archival and on-the-ground research, Manual for Survival is a gripping account of the consequences of nuclear radiation in the wake of Chernobyl - and the plot to cover it up. As Brown discovers, Soviet scientists, bureaucrats, and civilians documented staggering increases in cases of birth defects, child mortality, cancers and a multitude of life-altering diseases years after the disaster. Worried that this evidence would blow the lid on the effects of massive radiation release from weapons-testing during the Cold War, scientists and diplomats from international organizations, including the UN, tried to bury or discredit it. Yet Brown also encounters many everyday heroes, often women, who fought to bring attention to the ballooning health catastrophe, and adapt to life in a post-nuclear landscape, where dangerously radioactive radioactive berries, distorted trees and birth defects still persist today.

    An astonishing historical detective story, Manual for Survival makes clear the irreversible impact of nuclear energy on every living thing, not just from Chernobyl, but from eight decades of radiaoactive fallout from weapons development.

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Fiction

Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (7th Mar). Drift down sun-bleached streets. Lose yourself in the California sound. Find beauty in a dirty bar. Love like your life depends on it. Carry on after the party stops. Believe in what you’re fighting for. Reese Witherspoon said ‘I devoured this in a day, falling head over heels for Daisy and the band.’ 

A Vintage Summer by Cathy Bramley (21st Mar). From Sunday Times bestselling author comes A Vintage Summer. London has not been kind to Lottie Allbright. Realising it’s time to cut and run, she packs up and moves back home – but finds her family in disarray. In need of a new place to stay, Lottie takes up the offer of a live-in job managing a local vineyard. There’s a lot to learn – she didn’t even know grapes could grow so far north!

The Parade by Dave Eggers (23rd Mar).  From the bestselling author of The Monk of Mokha and The Circle comes a taut, suspenseful story of two foreigners' role in a nation's fragile peace. With echoes of J. M. Coetzee and Graham Greene, this novel questions whether we can ever understand another nation's war, and what role we have in forging anyone's peace.

Spring by Ali Smith (28th Mar). From the bestselling author of Autumn and Winter, as well as the Baileys Prize-winning How to be both, comes the next installment in the remarkable, once-in-a-generation masterpiece, the Seasonal Quartet.

 

  • Daisy Jones and The Six

  • THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    'I LOVE it . . . I can't remember the last time I read a book that was so fun' DOLLY ALDERTON
    _________________
    They were the new icons of rock and roll, fated to burn bright and not fade away.
    But on 12 July 1979, it all came crashing down.

    There was Daisy, rock and roll force of nature, brilliant songwriter and unapologetic drug addict, the half-feral child who rose to superstardom.

    There was Camila, the frontman’s wife, too strong-willed to let the band implode – and all too aware of the electric connection between her husband and Daisy.

    There was Karen, ice-cool keyboardist, a ferociously independent woman in a world that wasn’t ready for her.

    And there were the men surrounding them: the feuding, egotistical Dunne brothers, the angry guitarist chafing on the sidelines, the drummer binge-drinking on his boat, the bassist trying to start a family amid a hedonistic world tour. They were creative minds striking sparks from each other, ready to go up in flames.

    It’s never just about the music…
    _________________

    ‘Brace for 2019’s first pop-culture sensation . . . we’re not exaggerating . . . new obsession, incoming’ TELEGRAPH

    ‘Utterly believable…fantastically enjoyable’ THE TIMES

    'Pitch perfect' SUNDAY TIMES

    ‘Reads like an addictive Netflix documentary meets A Star Is Born – despite being utterly fictional. It’s also a call-to-arms that when you find your niche, don’t doubt, embrace it.’ EMERALD STREET

    'The verdict: Daisy Jones steals the limelight… A zeitgeist book for 2019' STYLIST

    'Well observed, sensitively told . . . a great read.' WILL GOMPERTZ, BBC

    ‘A tremendously engaging, and completely believable tale of rock and roll excess... inventive, persuasive and completely satisfying.’ DYLAN JONES

    ‘I spent a lost weekend in this book. Daisy Jones is an instant icon.’ ERIN KELLY

    'DAISY JONES & THE SIX is a transporting novel – at once a love story, a glimpse into the combustible inner workings of a rock-and-roll band, and a pitch-perfect recreation of the music scene of the Fleetwood Mac era. You’ll never want it to end.' CECILIA AHERN

    ‘Once in a blue moon you get to discover a book you end up pressing upon many other people to read. Taylor Jenkins Reid has got every nuance, every detail exact and right. I loved every word.’ PAUL REES

    ‘So brilliantly written I thought all the characters were real . . . I couldn’t put it down’ EDITH BOWMAN

    ‘Explosive . . . a gorgeous novel and a ravishing read.’ CHARLOTTE HEATHCOTE, SUNDAY EXPRESS

    ‘Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll? You bet, but it’s Daisy’s refusal to become a mere muse that powers this buzzy music-industry romance.’ HEPHZIBAH ANDERSON, MAIL ON SUNDAY

    ‘The characters leap off the page, seducing you with their dramas, and making you wish the band was real.’ HEAT

    ‘The heady haze of the 70s music scene, and a perfectly flawed Daisy, combine to create a fresh, rock n roll read. I loved it.’ ALI LAND, author of Good Me Bad Me

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Children’s

The Case of the Missing Treasure: A Murder Most Unladylike Mini Mystery by Robin Stevens (7th Mar).  A brilliant and gripping mini-mystery from the bestselling author of Murder Most Unladylike. A daring thief has been robbing London's most famous museums. When Daisy's birthday treasure hunt leads them into the path of the culprit, Daisy and Hazel realise where they'll strike next - the British Museum!
 

  • The Case of the Missing Treasure: A Murder Most Unladylike Mini Mystery

  • I, the Honourable Daisy Wells, have decided to give an account of another mystery the Detective Society has faced in recent weeks. It was very exciting, and very heroic, and I was very brilliant and brave . . .

    A daring thief has been robbing London's most famous museums. When Daisy's birthday treasure hunt leads them right into the path of the culprit, Daisy and Hazel realise where they'll strike next - the Ancient Egyptian mummy room at the British Museum!

    With help from their friends (and rivals), the Junior Pinkertons, the girls must crack codes, unravel clues and race against time to solve the mystery.

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April book releases and events

Sara Collins

Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langdon

Non-fiction

Our Planet by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey (2nd Apr). The striking photographic companion to the groundbreaking Netflix original documentary series. Revealing the most amazing sights on Earth in unprecedented ways Our Planet places itself at the forefront of a global conversation as we work together to protect and preserve our planet.

Lost Dog by Kate Spicer (4th Apr). A brilliant, life-affirming tragicomic memoir, Lost Dog is a book like no other about both modern womanhood and the relationship between human and animal.

The Heat of the Moment by Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton (11th Apr). Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, one of the most senior firefighters in the UK, has spent years researching decision-making in order to reduce the tragic numbers of firefighter deaths caused by human error. In her book she shares what she’s learned – in the heat of the moment, how do you decide who lives and who dies?

Zen: The Art of Simple Living by Shunmyo Masuno (18th Apr). Find happiness and simplify your life in this busy modern world by following easy and attainable lessons from ancient Zen practices, in this guide by renowned Japanese monk Shunmyo Masuno.
 

  • Our Planet

  • ________

    THE OFFICAL COMPANION TO THE GROUNDBREAKING NEW NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY SERIES

    ‘The future of all life on this earth depends on our willingness to take action now’ - David Attenborough
    ________

    With a foreword by Sir David Attenborough, breathtakingly beautiful still photography, specially commissioned maps and graphics, and compelling text expanding on the remarkable TV stories and giving the reader a depth of information that is impossible on screen, this companion to the groundbreaking NETFLIX series presents a whole new view of the place we call home.

    Featuring some of the world's rarest creatures and previously unseen parts of the Earth—from deep oceans to remote forests to ice caps—Our Planet takes nature-lovers deep into the science of our natural world.

    Revealing the most amazing sights on Earth in unprecedented ways, alongside stories of the ways humans are affecting the world’s ecosystems—from the wildebeest migrations in Africa to the penguin colonies of Antarctica—this book captures in one concise narrative a fundamental message:

    What we do in the next twenty years will determine the future of not just the natural world but humanity itself.

    If we don't act now to protect and preserve our planet, the beauty we're lucky enough to witness on these pages will have disappeared . . .

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Fiction

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins (4th Apr). 1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch as Frannie Langton, maid to Mr and Mrs Benham, goes on trial for their murder. The testimonies against her are damning - slave, whore, seductress. And they may be the truth. But they are not the whole truth.  

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin (4th Apr). Everyone’s seen the compromising photo of Lyla, a scholarship kid in a prestigious private school. Everyone knows that Nina’s son, expensively prepared for success since childhood, took the photo. And everyone thinks they know who to blame.

Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan (18th Apr). Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding.

Sunfall by Jim Al-Khalili (18th Apr).  It's the year 2041 and life as we know it is over, as a natural armageddon threatens all life on earth. Combining his scientific knowledge and love of sci-fi, Jim Al-Khalili paints a very vivid picture of our planet when disaster strikes.

The Forest of Wool and Steel by Natsu Miyashita (25th Apr). Tomura is startled by the hypnotic sound of a piano being tuned, and from that moment, he is determined to discover more. Set in small-town Japan, this warm and mystical story is for the lucky few who have found their calling – and for the rest of us who are still searching.
 

  • Machines Like Me

  • **THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**

    Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding.

    Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda’s assistance, he co-designs Adam’s personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong and clever – a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma. Ian McEwan’s subversive and entertaining new novel poses fundamental questions: what makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Could a machine understand the human heart? This provocative and thrilling tale warns of the power to invent things beyond our control.

    ‘This is new and exciting ground for McEwan, one of Britain's most consistently brilliant writers.’ Esquire

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Children's

The Kitchen Science Cookbook by Michelle Dickinson. This Easter, discover the perfect book to bring science into your kitchen with these easy-to-follow recipes. From sticky ice and raising raisins to balloon science and scrumptious slime, nanotechnologist Michelle empowers us to all be scientists, no matter how young or old.

May book releases and events

Tan France, star of Queer Eye and author of Naturally Tan

Tan France, star of Queer Eye and author of Naturally Tan

Non-fiction

Extreme Economies by Richard Davies. In his quest for a purer view of how economies succeed and fail, Richard Davies takes the reader off the beaten path to places where part of the economy has been repressed, removed, destroyed or turbocharged. By travelling to each of them and discovering what life is really like, Extreme Economies tells small stories that shed light on today’s biggest economic questions.

This is Shakespeare by Emma Smith (2nd May). So much of what we say about Shakespeare is either not true, or just not relevant. An exciting new guide to Shakespeare’s plays, This is Shakespeare thrives on revealing, not resolving, the ambiguities of Shakespeare’s work and its changing topicality. 

Republic of Lies by Anna Merlan (2nd May). From UFOs to the New World Order, the inside story of how conspiracy theories won over America. 

Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri (2nd May). Straightened. Stigmatised. 'Tamed'. Erased. Black hair is never 'just hair’. From pre-colonial Africa, through the Harlem Renaissance, to today’s Natural Hair Movement and beyond, this book is about why black hair matters and how it can be viewed as a blueprint for decolonisation.

Clear Bright Future by Paul Mason (2nd May). Paul Mason argues that we are still capable - through language, innovation and co-operation - of shaping our future. He offers a vision of humans as more than puppets, customers or cogs in a machine. 

12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson (2nd May, PB). The multi-million copy bestseller by the world’s ‘number 1 public intellectual’ Jordan Peterson, out in paperback.

Underland by Robert Macfarlane (2nd May). Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future.

Hard Pushed: A Midwife’s Story by Leah Hazard (2nd May). No sleep for twenty hours. No food for ten. And a ward full of soon-to-be mothers… Welcome to the life of a midwife. Moving, compassionate and intensely candid, Hard Pushed is a love letter to new mothers and to Leah’s fellow midwives.

Naturally Tan by Tan France (16th May). A poignant and humorous memoir from Tan France, star of the Emmy award-winning TV show Queer Eye.

Erebus by Michael Palin (30th May, PB). HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, a veteran of groundbreaking expeditions to the ends of the Earth. In 1848, it disappeared in the Arctic, its fate a mystery. In 2014, it was found. This is its story.
 

  • Underland

  • The highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways

    'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday Times

    'Underland is a magnificent feat of writing, travelling and thinking that feels genuinely frontier pushing, unsettling and exploratory' Evening Standard

    'Marvellous... Neverending curiosity, generosity of spirit, erudition, bravery and clarity... This is a book well worth reading' The Times

    'Extraordinary... at once learned and readable, thrilling and beautifully written' Observer

    'Attentive, thoughtful, finely honed... I turned the last page with the unusual conviction of having been in the company of a fine writer who is - who must surely be - a good man' Telegraph

    'Poetry, science, a healthy sense of the uncanny and a touch of the shamanic are the hallmarks of his writing... This is a journey that tells the story not just of nature but of human nature. And there is noone I would more gladly follow on it' i

    'Startling and memorable, charting invisible and vanishing worlds. Macfarlane has made himself Orpheus, the poet who ventures down to the darkest depths and returns - frighteningly alone-to sing of what he has seen' New Statesman

    Discover the hidden worlds beneath our feet...

    In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future. Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart.

    'Macfarlane has invented a new kind of book, really a new genre entirely' The Irish Times

    'He is the great nature writer, and nature poet, of this generation' Wall Street Journal

    'Macfarlane has shown how utterly beautiful a brilliantly written travel book can still be' Observer onThe Old Ways

    'Irradiated by a profound sense of wonder... Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly' Independent on Landmarks

    'It sets the imagination tingling...like reading a prose Odyssey sprinkled with imagist poems' The Sunday Times onThe Old Ways

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Fiction

Berlin Finale by Heinz Rein (2nd May). Unsettling, raw and cinematic, Berlin Finale was published in Germany in 1947 and quickly became one of the first best-selling books of the post-war period. Newly translated eighty years later, it is ripe for rediscovery as it comes to Penguin Classics.

The Porpoise by Mark Haddon (9th May). A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash. She is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father. She knows nothing of the rumours about a beautiful young woman, hidden from the world. When a suitor visits, he understands far more than he should. Forced to run for his life, he escapes aboard The Porpoise, an assassin on his tail…

The Passengers by John Marrs (16th May). When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course. Now the public have to judge who should survive but are the passengers all that they first seem? The new gripping page-turning thriller from the bestselling author of The One - soon to be a major Netflix series.

The President is Missing by President Bill Clinton and James Patterson (16th May, PB). The President is missing. The world is in shock. But the reason he’s missing is much worse than anyone can imagine. With details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver.
 

  • Berlin Finale

  • April 1945, the last days of the Nazi regime. While bombs are falling on Berlin, the Gestapo are still searching for traitors, resistance fighters and deserters. People mistrust each other more than ever. Everyone could be a spy.

    In the midst of chaos, the young soldier Joachim Lassehn desperately wants to escape. Friedrich Wiegand, a trade unionist tortured in a concentration camp, tries to speed up the end of the war through sabotage. Doctor Walter Böttcher helps refugees to survive. And Oskar Klose's pub is the conspiratorial meeting point of a small resistance group that the SS is trying to trace. Weaving together their stories, Heinz Rein offers an unforgettable portrait of life in a city devastated by war.

    Unsettling, raw and cinematic, Berlin Finale was published in Germany in 1947 and quickly became one of the first best-selling books of the post-war period. Newly translated eighty years later, it is ripe for rediscovery.

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Children's

Super Duper You by Sophy Henn (2nd May). Sophy Henn celebrates all the different, extraordinary and sometimes contradictory things we are in this joyful and colourful rhyming picture book. Perfect to read aloud - and then read again, and again!
 

June book releases and events

Clare Balding

Clare Balding, author of The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance

Non-fiction

Into the Forest by Dr Qing Li (6th Jun). In How Trees Can Help You Find Happiness, Dr. Qing Li presents forest bathing as the practice of spending time in the woods for better health, happiness and a sense of calm. A pillar of Japanese culture for decades, forest bathing (known as Shinrin-Yoku to locals) is a way to reconnect with nature.

Taking Up Space by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi (27th Jun). A groundbreaking exploration of the problems of diversity in education, by two extremely talented young graduates. Featuring honest conversations with students past and present, Taking up Space goes beyond the buzzwords of diversity and inclusion and explores what those words truly mean for young black girls today.

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA and the Secret History of the Sixties by Tom O'Neill with Dan Piepenbring (27th Jun). An account of O’Neill’s 20-year effort to rebut the official story of what happened and asks questions such as: Who were Manson’s real friends in Hollywood? Why didn’t law enforcement act on their many chances to stop him? And how did he turn a group of peaceful hippies into killers?

 

  • Into the Forest

  • Humans are increasingly becoming an indoor species. We spend 90 per cent of our life indoors. And, on average, we dedicate eight hours a day looking at screens. Our increasingly domestic lives are having huge consequences to our health.

    In Into the Forest, Immunologist and Forest Medicine expert, Dr Qing Li, examines the unprecedented benefits of the world's largest natural health resource: the great outdoors.

    Applying cutting-edge research and emerging science, Dr Li explores the inherent connection between nature and improved wellbeing. This practical guide will help you overcome some of life's most problematic health issues, including how to:

    · reduce blood pressure;
    · lower stress;
    · improve energy levels;
    · and boost the immune system.

    From mindful strolls in your local park to listening to the wind, from watching the sunset to walking barefoot in the grass, Dr Li reveals the life-improving advantages of spending time around trees, for a healthier and happier you.

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Fiction

Big Sky by Kate Atkinson (18th Jun). Private investigator and former soldier Jackson Brodie returns in another literary crime novel, with a dark, sinister secret at its heart.

The Whisper Man by Alex North (13th Jun). The terrifying debut crime novel from Alex North, this psychological thriller follows a grieving father and son who are placed in mortal danger when an old serial killer appears to strike again in the sleepy village of Featherbank – decades after he was put behind bars.

The Nanny by Gilly MacMillan (27th Jun). Seven-year-old Jocelyn Holt loves her nanny Hannah more than her own mother. When Hannah disappears one summer night, Jo never gets over the loss. Thirty years on, now a young widow with a daughter of her own, Jo is forced to return to her family home, and the mother she’s always despised, just as a skull is pulled out of the lake in the grounds. Could this explain her beloved nanny’s disappearance? What other secrets will that lake give up to the police?

  • The Whisper Man

  • 'Beautifully written. Beautifully plotted. Shades of Thomas Harris and Stephen King but brilliant in its own right' C. J. Tudor

    'With the movie rights already sold to Hollywood, Alfred Hitchcock would have loved every spine-tingling moment. Creepy' Daily Mail

    If you leave a door half-open, soon you'll hear the whispers spoken . . .

    Still devastated after the loss of his wife, Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake move to the sleepy village of Featherbank, looking for a much-needed fresh start.

    But Featherbank has a dark past. Fifteen years ago, a twisted serial killer abducted and murdered five young boys.

    Until he was finally caught, the killer was known as 'The Whisper Man'.

    Of course, an old crime need not trouble Tom and Jake as they try to settle in to their new home.

    Except that now another boy has gone missing. And then Jake begins acting strangely.

    He says he hears a whispering at his window . . .
    ___________

    'Terrifying and utterly heartbreaking' Mark Billingham

    'A true skin-crawler' Guardian

    'A dark, creepy, thriller with a huge amount of heart' Stuart MacBride

    'As creepy and twisty as the early Thomas Harris novels' Irish Times

    'The best crime novel of the decade' Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of Twisted

    'A tremendous calling card for the brilliant Alex North' Mick Herron

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Children’s

The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance by Clare Balding (13th Jun). Charlie's racehorse has certainly earned the name Noble Warrior: he won the Derby against all odds and bested a bunch of nasty kidnappers. But now Noddy is facing his greatest challenge yet.
 

  • The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance

  • Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance written and read by Clare Balding.

    Charlie's racehorse has certainly earned the name Noble Warrior: he won the Derby against all odds and bested a bunch of nasty kidnappers. But now Noddy is facing his greatest challenge yet . . .

    Charlie's best friend Polly is still recovering from an accident that left her almost paralysed. But Polly has a real talent with horses - and she and Charlie are determined not to let it go to waste.

    Can the two best friends find a way to make Polly's equestrian dreams come true, and forge a new path for the racehorse who wouldn't gallop?

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Events and anniversaries

3rd: The Very Hungry Caterpillar was first published on this day in 1969

8th: The 70th anniversary of Nineteen-Eighty Four

12th: Remembrance of Anne Frank on her 90th birthday

July book releases and events

Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman, author of Crossfire

Non-fiction

Skint Estate by Cash Carraway (20th Jun). A hard-hitting debut memoir about impoverishment, loneliness and violence – set against a grim landscape of sink estates, police cells, refuges and peepshows. Delving into family estrangement, mental illness, alcoholism and domestic violence in working-class Britain today. 

Fiction

 

Knife by Jo Nesbo (11th Jul). Following the dramatic conclusion of number one bestseller The Thirst, Knife sees harry hole waking up with a ferocious hangover, his hands and clothes covered in blood. Not only is harry about to come face to face with an old, deadly foe, but with his darkest personal challenge yet.

Target: Alex Cross by James Patterson (11th Jul, PB). A series of assassinations leaves the country in turmoil, and Alex Cross faces his biggest challenge yet in the latest instalment to the bestselling series by James Patterson.

  • Knife

    Harry Hole

  • Harry Hole faces a deadly foe in the new thriller from Sunday Times number one bestseller Jo Nesbo.

    'Nesbo is one of the best thriller writers on the planet' Daily Express

    HARRY HOLE IS ABOUT TO FACE HIS DARKEST CASE YET.

    Harry is in a bad place: Rakel has left him, he’s working cold cases and notorious rapist and murderer Svein Finne is back on the streets.

    THE FIRST KILLER HARRY PUT BEHIND BARS IS OUT TO GET HIM.

    Harry is responsible for the many years Finne spent in prison but now he’s free and ready to pick up where he left off.

    A MAN LIKE HARRY BETTER WATCH HIS BACK.

    When Harry wakes up with blood on his hands, and no memory of what he did the night before, he knows everything is only going to get worse . . .

    *JO NESBO HAS SOLD OVER 40 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE*

    The phenomenal twelfth instalment in Jo Nesbo’s internationally bestselling crime fiction series.

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Children’s

The Super Cute Book of Kawaii by Marveline Smith (4th Jul). This book includes ten easy how-to projects to bring kawaii into your life including how to make a cosy kawaii home; playful, confidence boosting styling and beauty tips; and recipes that will make your smile.
 

  • The Super Cute Book of Kawaii

  • Live a bright, fun, rainbow-filled life with Kawaii!

    The Japanese word Kawaii means lovable or adorable. Welcoming a little kawaii into your life is like opening the window and letting a sparkling sunbeam in.

    Whenever you feel a little low turn to this squishy, padded-covered book.

    Find fun ideas to: make a cosy kawaii home; playful, confidence boosting styling and beauty tips; and recipes that will make your smile. This book includes 10 easy how-to projects to bring kawaii into your life.

    Here, you'll also find a host of very special kawaii mascots that will always be ready to give you a hug when you need one: The Octonauts, Smiling Bear, Hello Kitty, Gudetama, Molang, Ricemonsters, Miffy the Rabbit, the Moomins, Donutella, Unicorno, Moofia and Pusheen.

    Escape into the magical world of kawaii...

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August book releases and events

Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware, author of The Turn of the Key

Non-fiction

What am I Doing With My Life? By Stephen Law (8th Aug). Responding to the biggest, existential questions asked online and using the wisdom of Plato, Kant, Kierkegaard and other philosophical greats philosopher, academic, and all-round polymath, Stephen Law, undertakes the challenge and offers answers to our modern-day concerns.

Fiction

Crossfire by Malorie Blackman (4th Jul). Perfect for fans of The Handmaid's Tale and The PowerCrossfire is the incredible new novel in iconic author Malorie Blackman's ground-breaking Noughts & Crosses series, with an incredible 1.7 million copies sold.

The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott. Lara Prescott's dazzling first novel about the women in the CIA's typing pool and the fate of Boris Pasternak's banned masterpiece is one of the most hotly anticipated debuts of the year.

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (8th Aug). An irresistible new psychological thriller from the author of The Woman in Cabin 10 and The Death of Mrs Westaway.

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa (8th Aug). A beautiful, haunting and provocative fable about the power of memory and the trauma of loss from one of Japan’s greatest writers. 

The Warehouse by Rob Hart (15th Aug). In the near-distant future, massive retailer Cloud holds sway over all aspects of life. It is a company which likes to keep its secrets - and it guards them well. Now two unlikely allies must infiltrate the warehouse and take on the might of the machine – and win. To beat the system, you have be inside it...

  • The Memory Police

  • Hat, ribbon, bird, rose. To the people on the island, a disappeared thing no longer has any meaning. It can be burned in the garden, thrown in the river or handed over to the Memory Police. Soon enough, the island forgets it ever existed.

    When a young novelist discovers that her editor is in danger of being taken away by the Memory Police, she desperately wants to save him. For some reason, he doesn’t forget, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult for him to hide his memories. Who knows what will vanish next?

    The Memory Police is a beautiful, haunting and provocative fable about the power of memory and the trauma of loss, from one of Japan’s greatest writers.

    For readers of The Handmaid's Tale, Fahrenheit 451 and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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Events and anniversaries

9th: The Sun is also a Star hits the silver screen

September book releases and events

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, author of The Testaments. Photo: Liam Sharp

Fiction

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (10th Sept). Narrated by three female characters, Margaret Atwood’s sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale takes place 15 years after the electrically ambiguous ending of her dystopian classic. With this novel, the question that has tantalised readers for decades will finally be answered: What happened to Offred? 
 

  • The Testaments

    The Handmaid’s Tale

  • PREORDER THE SEQUEL TO THE HANDMAID’S TALE

    The third season of the AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES is now airing on Channel 4 starring Elisabeth Moss

    And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light.

    When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead.

    With The Testaments, the wait is over.

    Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

    ‘Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.' Margaret Atwood

    'THE LITERARY EVENT OF THE YEAR' Guardian

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Children's

Hey Grandude by Paul McCartney (5th Sept). Hey Grandude is an action-packed picture book adventure celebrating the fun grandparents and grandkids can get up to. Meet Grandude - a super-cool, intrepid-explorer grandfather with some amazing tricks up his sleeve... it's the perfect bedtime story for little explorers.
 

  • Hey Grandude!

  • From the legendary Paul McCartney - an action-packed picture-book adventure celebrating the fun grandparents and grandchildren can have when their imaginations run wild.

    See the compass needle spin - let the magic fun begin!

    Grandude is a one-of-a-kind adventurer - a Mary Poppins for the modern day! With his magic compass he whisks his four grandkids off on whirlwind adventures, taking them all around the globe . . .

    Join them as they ride flying fish, dodge stampedes, and escape avalanches!

    Brought to life in a riot of colour by talented children's illustrator Kathryn Durst, it's the perfect bedtime story for little explorers.

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Events and anniversaries

13th: Roald Dahl Day

October book releases and events

Non-fiction

The Body by Bill Bryson (3rd Oct). Bill Bryson turns his attention inwards to explore the human body. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is an attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.
 

  • The Body

  • ‘We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.’

    In the bestselling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe.

    Now he turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.

    A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, this book will have you marvelling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again.

    What I learned is that we are infinitely more complex and wondrous, and often more mysterious, than I had ever suspected. There really is no story more amazing than the story of us.’ Bill Bryson

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November book releases and events

Events and anniversaries

Dear Evan Hansen comes to London's West End this month

December book releases and events

Watch this space!

 

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