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Obama: An Intimate Portrait

Pete Souza

SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY PETE SOUZA
INCLUDES A SEPARATE 8-BY-10-INCH PRINT OF ONE OF SOUZA'S ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS OF PRESIDENT OBAMA AND A CLOTHBOUND SLIPCASE
THE ULTIMATE CELEBRATION OF THE HISTORIC OBAMA YEARS

This is the definitive visual biography of Barack Obama's historic presidency, captured in unprecedented detail by his Chief White House photographer, presented in an oversize, 12"x10"exquisitely produced format, and featuring a foreword from the President himself.

Pete Souza was with President Obama during more crucial moments than anyone else and he photographed them all - from the highly classified to the disarmingly candid. Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than three hundred of Souza's most iconic photographs in exquisite detail, some of which have never been published before.

Souza's photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, document the most consequential hours of the Presidency alongside unguarded moments with the President's family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more. These images communicate the pace and power of America's highest office and reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became President. The result is a portrait of exceptional intimacy and a stunning record of a landmark era in American history.

'Precious historical documents . . . vividly human and often funny . . . these images tell the true story of a presidency that words have failed' Jonathan Jones, Guardian

The Gritterman

Orlando Weeks

FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017

'Extraordinary and original' Raymond Briggs

'Sometimes it feels like I might be the only person awake in the whole country. People might find that a lonely thought. Not me...'

As the rest of the world sleeps, the Gritterman goes out to work. Through the wind and the snow. Through the blue-black hours when time slips away, he grits the paths and the pavements and the roads. For him, a life without gritting is no life at all...

A song for the unsung hero, this is a story about stoicism, dignity and a man leaving behind the work that he loves. It is accompanied by the author's own illustrations.

**Listen to or download The Gritterman's companion album featuring 10 new tracks by Orlando Weeks. Available now on all digital and streaming platforms.**

Into the Water

Paula Hawkins

'Wondering if Into the Water could be as good as The Girl on the Train? It's better. A triumph.' Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I Let You Go.

THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER
SIMON MAYO RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB CHOICE
RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME
GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS BEST MYSTERY & THRILLER 2017

The addictive new psychological thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train, the runaway Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller and global phenomenon.

In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn’t pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help.

Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind.

But Jules is afraid. So afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped.

And most of all she’s afraid of the water, and the place they call the Drowning Pool . . .

With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, satisfying read that hinges on the stories we tell about our pasts and their power to destroy the lives we live now.


'Paula Hawkins does it again! Into the Water is a moody and chilling thriller that will have you madly turning the pages. A gripping, compulsive read!' Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

‘Fans of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train rejoice: her second novel Into the Water is even better. A brilliantly plotted and fast-paced juggernaut of a read that hurtles to a heart-stopping conclusion.’ Good Housekeeping (Book of the Month)

‘A brooding and complex read that deserves to make a splash in its own right.’ Sunday Mirror

‘A twisting whodunit that leaves you both gratified and surprised (also the best kind) . . . Not just a brilliant thriller but also a furious feminist howl . . .’ Stylist

‘Paula Hawkins effortlessly follows the success of The Girl on the Train with this immersive novel . . . Told from multiple points of view, this is clever and twisty fiction with a ghostly edge.’ Red

The Ladybird Book of The New You (Ladybird for Grown-Ups)

Jason Hazeley (and others)

THE PERFECT GIFT for all those looking to reinvent themselves in 2018 and 2019 and 2020 . . .

Stella spent £190 on make-up designed to achieve that 'no make-up ' look.

She had a promo code for the website, so has saved herself £10 on looking as though she has spent nothing.

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Duncan has spent the last two years since separating from his ex-wife working out.

He tweets a selfie from the gym every day, with a message like 'Swole AF #ripped'.

He has nine Twitter followers. Even the corporate account for Holland and Barratt has unfollowed him.

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

'Hilarious' Stylist

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