New releases

Morning, Noon, Night

Soho House

Morning, Noon, Night: A Way of Living from Soho House, follows the bestselling Eat, Drink, Nap.

‘I’ve been astonished by the number of people who went out and bought the first book, which really set out to explain our founding principles,’ says Soho House founder Nick Jones. ‘Since that was published, we’ve built Soho Farmhouse on 100 acres of Oxfordshire countryside, transformed a former belt factory in Chicago, reimagined a 140-year-old palazzo in Istanbul, restored the shell of a listed Georgian building in London's Soho and launched our own collection of homeware, called Soho Home.’

The 300-page, cloth-bound book invites readers behind the scenes at the Houses– taking you through the day from the second you wake up to the moment you go to bed. Key elements of the Soho House way of living are illustrated and broken down into helpful features, like how to make a tasty vegan breakfast or creating the perfect bedroom, with plenty of inspirational new imagery along the way.

Interior design, food and drink take centre stage, and with more than 20 years of design experience behind them, Soho House’s experts offer impactful insights into House style, including tips on their favourite sources and suppliers – all designed to help you take a little of the House home.

Pinewood: The Story of an Iconic Studio

Bob McCabe

For eighty years, Pinewood Studios has made dreams a reality. Billions of people across the globe, of all ages, from all walks of life have read six words on cinema or television screens: 'Made at Pinewood Studios, London, England'. From hosting super spies and superheroes, Pinewood has been home to a galaxy far, far away, helping create the movies that have made audiences laugh and cry in equal measure. Some of the most glittering careers on both sides of the camera have been launched behind the iconic gates of Pinewood.

From James Bond to Star Wars, the modern age of Marvel and the re-imagining of the Disney classics, Pinewood Studios and Shepperton Studios have played host to the greatest and most cherished movies of all time. Complete with many exclusive behind-the-scenes images from those classic movies, this beautiful new book offers insight, anecdotes and interviews with some of the producers, directors and acting talent who have worked at the studios, including Ridley Scott, Barbara Broccoli, Tim Burton and Sir Roger Moore.

Denying the Holocaust

Deborah Lipstadt

The powerful and deeply disturbing book that was at the heart of the David Irving libel case, now dramatized in the film Denial.

The denial of the Holocaust has no more credibility than the assertion that the Earth is flat. Yet there are those who insist that the death of six million Jews in Nazi concentration camps is nothing but a hoax perpetrated by a powerful Zionist conspiracy. For years those who made such claims were dismissed as harmless cranks operating on the lunatic fringe. But they have now begun to gain a hearing in respectable arenas.

In this famous book, reissued now to coincide with the film based on the legal case it provoked, Denial, Deborah Lipstadt shows how--despite tens of thousands of witnesses and vast amounts of documentary evidence--this irrational idea not only has continued to gain adherents but has become an international movement, with 'independent' research centres, and official publications that promote a 'revisionist' view of recent history. Denying the Holocaust argues that this chilling attack on the factual record not only threatens Jews but has an unsuspected power to dramatically alter the way that truth and meaning are transmitted from one generation to another.

The IVF Diet

Zita West

More and more couples are turning to IVF each year to help them conceive, and yet there are still many questions to be answered. "What makes IVF succesful?" and "what else can we do to support our treatment?" are two of the most important queries couples can have, and here, Zita West offers solutions.

Nutrition and lifestyle advice, psychological and emotional support and a positive mindset all play an important part in helping couples conceive, and can even make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful outcome. This book not only advises how to prepare for IVF, but why it's so important, and the step-by-step diet and lifestyle plan is a clear way to support your treatment.

The Undoing Project

Michael Lewis

From Michael Lewis, the No.1 bestselling author of The Big Short and Flash Boys, this is the extraordinary story of the two men whose ideas changed the world.

Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky met in war-torn 1960s Israel. Both were gifted young psychology professors: Kahneman a rootless son of holocaust survivors who saw the world as a problem to be solved; Tversky a voluble, instinctual blur of energy. In this breathtaking new book, Michael Lewis tells the extraordinary story of a relationship that became a shared mind: one which created the field of behavioural economics, revolutionising everything from Big Data to medicine, from how we are governed to how we spend, from high finance to football. Kahneman and Tversky, shows Michael Lewis, helped shape the world in which we now live - and may well have changed, for good, humankind's view of its own mind.

Tools of Titans

Timothy Ferriss

The latest groundbreaking tome from Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek.

From the author: “For the last two years, I’ve interviewed nearly two hundred world-class performers for my podcast,The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc.) to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For most of my guests, it’s the first time they’ve agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview, and the show is on the cusp of passing 100 million downloads.

“This book contains the distilled tools, tactics, and ‘inside baseball’ you won’t find anywhere else. It also includes new tips from past guests, and life lessons from new ‘guests’ you haven’t met.

“What makes the show different is a relentless focus on actionable details. This is reflected in the questions. For example: What do these people do in the first sixty minutes of each morning? What do their workout routines look like, and why? What books have they gifted most to other people? What are the biggest wastes of time for novices in their field? What supplements do they take on a daily basis?

“I don’t view myself as an interviewer. I view myself as an experimenter. If I can’t test something and replicate results in the messy reality of everyday life, I’m not interested.

“Everything within these pages has been vetted, explored, and applied to my own life in some fashion. I’ve used dozens of the tactics and philosophies in high-stakes negotiations, high-risk environments, or large business dealings. The lessons have made me millions of dollars and saved me years of wasted effort and frustration.

“I created this book, my ultimate notebook of high-leverage tools, for myself. It’s changed my life, and I hope the same for you.”

Fuck You, 2016

Bob A. N. Grypants

In the year that David Bowie died, Brexit shocked us, 'Hiddleswift' was a thing and Trump trumped, we are all asking ourselves was 2016 really the worst year ever?

Find out in this special* commemorative book**.

Inside this cathartic memento of the annus shitabulus that was 2016 you'll find a hilarious guide to everything that went wrong and the few - very few - things that actually went right. For example:

- How was it that politics completely jumped the shark this year?
- From Bowie to Prince, Ali to Cohen, we celebrate the many extraordinary artists who died rather than see Trump become President (Did Castro make it into the book? Close, but no cigar)
- Compare 2016 with other terrible years in history - is it really the very worst?
- Make sense of Manbuns, Pokemon Go, Hygge, Nigel Farage and other nonsense
- With the aid of an electron microscope we hunt for something good that actually happened
- Feel relieved about all the bad things that didn't occur - yet (there's always 2017, folks!)

Featuring some really badly drawn illustrations, this comic compendium will soothe your troubled soul - before you throw it in the bin and prepare your mightily hungover self to face 2017. It has to be better, right?

* i.e. hastily put together
** Warning: this book will spontaneously combust at midnight on December 31st 2016

Rest

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

In our 24-7 global economy, rest feels like a luxury at best and a weakness at worst. We see work and rest as competitors - but what if they're actually partners in a productive, balanced life?

Blending rigorous scientific research with examples of writers, painters and thinkers - from Darwin to Stephen King - Silicon Valley futurist and business consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang exposes how we've underestimated the power of rest for our success. Though it's as natural as breathing, it's also a skill we can all learn to boost our creativity and productivity.

Full of tips for upping our downtime, from sleep to hobbies to vacation, Rest is a new roadmap for finding renewed energy and inspiration, and getting more done.

Coming soon

The News Quiz: Series 91

BBC Radio Comedy (and others)

Duration: 4 hours approx

Women Talking About Cars

Victoria Coren Mitchell (and others)

Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews Dawn French, Olivia Colman, Sarah Millican and Germaine Greer in this new four-part BBC Radio 4 series. Using cars as a 'vehicle' for sharing memories, Victoria and guests take a comic look at life, love, sex, work, childhood, adulthood and adventure. At the heart of the show is an exploration of what cars symbolise to women today, including freedom, power, refuge, novelty and familiarity. Recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC Radio Theatre, Women Talking About Cars offers a fresh and funny new perspective on the lives of four amazing women. Duration: 2 hours approx.

Commit!

Enda McNulty

As an All-Ireland winning footballer and a highly successful motivational coach and businessman, Enda McNulty has an intimate knowledge of what it takes to achieve real success.

Having worked with international high achievers - rugby players Brian O'Driscoll and Paul O'Connell, golfer Shane Lowry, Riverdance principal dancer, Padraic Moyles, and also with top management teams in companies like Kellogg's, Microsoft and Facebook - he knows how to help people reach their potential and achieve their dreams.

Enda believes that the greatest fulfilment in life comes from making a real commitment to finding and working to achieve your life's true purpose. In Commit! he explains how to go about doing this.

Drawing on his personal and professional experience, Enda demonstrates how to harness your strengths so you can live a more passionate, purposeful life. He explores goal setting and planning and shows how to develop a mind-set that will help you to recognise and embrace opportunity.

Enda also provides a unique perspective on resilience and mental toughness and how to develop both. And he provides practical guidance on managing physical wellness through the right mix of exercise and nutrition.

Using examples from the wide variety of the people Enda has helped - some well-known, some not so well-known - Commit! blends real world experience with the wealth of personal insight and expertise Enda has built up over the years.

It is nothing less than a one-stop manual for becoming the truest most fulfilled version of yourself you can be.

Selected Poems and Prose

Percy Bysshe Shelley (and others)

A major new anthology of Percy Bysshe Shelley's work, edited by Jack Donovan and Cian Duffy.

'My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'

Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the leading English Romantics and is critically regarded among the finest lyric poets in the English language. His major works include the long visionary poems 'Prometheus Unbound' and 'Adonais', an elegy on the death of John Keats. His shorter, classic verses include 'To a Skylark', 'Mont Blanc' and 'Ode to the West Wind'. This important new edition collects his best poetry and prose, revealing how his writings weave together the political, personal, visionary and idealistic.

This Penguin Classics edition includes a fascinating introduction, notes and other materials by leading Shelley scholars, Jack Donovan and Cian Duffy.

A Gift of Love

Martin Luther King, Jr.

'[He] inspired a generation ... He changed the course of history' Barack Obama

As Martin Luther King, Jr. prepared for the Birmingham campaign in early 1963, he drafted the final sermons for Strength to Love, a volume of his best-known lectures. King had begun working on the sermons during a fortnight in jail in July 1962 and A Gift of Love includes these classic sermons, along with two new lectures.

Drawing inspiration from both his Christian faith and the non-violent philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, A Gift of Love illustrates King's vision of love and peaceful action as social and political forces for change.

Take Control of your IBS

Peter Whorwell

One in five adults suffer from IBS, yet IBS still baffles the medical profession as there are no definitive tests for it – it’s often the diagnosis given in the absence of any positive tests. As such, it encompasses a huge variety of gastrointestinal disorders and many suffers fail to get the treatment they need.

Take Control of Your IBS brings together over thirty years of research at the busiest IBS clinic in the country and will serve to both educate the reader and provide proven treatment solutions, including more alternative approaches such as hypnotherapy. After reading this book, the reader will be equipped with a multi-faceted treatment strategy – the hallmark of Professor Whorwell’s highly successful approach – and ready to engage beneficially with doctors.

The Penny Dreadfuls: Collection 1

Humphrey Ker (and others)

Comedy trio The Penny Dreadfuls recount the story of the much-maligned Macbeth, revisit Odysseus’ epic journey and reveal the truth behind Darwin’s famous voyage

The Penny Dreadfuls – Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck – are a comedy trio who specialise in retelling historical events in their own, inimitable way. In these riotous revisionist plays, they present alternative takes on three famous tales, ably assisted by guests including Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Lolly Adefope.

Macbeth Rebothered: It’s the Scottish Play, but not as we know it: The Penny Dreadfuls present a rebooted version of the classic story that paints the noble King in a very different light. Starring Greg McHugh as Macbeth and Susan Calman as the Narrator.

The Odyssey: The Penny Dreadfuls take on Homer's tale of Odyseuss's epic journey home from the Trojan Wars and the incredible monsters and enchantress he encounters en route. Starring Robert Webb as Odysseus.

The Curse of the Beagle: In 1831, a 22-year-old Charles Darwin set sail on HMS Beagle for a five-year voyage that changed the course of his life. He later published his stories of the trip, but in this reimagining The Penny Dreadfuls uncover the untold story that Darwin kept to himself.

Also featuring Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Susan Calman, Greg McHugh, Robert Webb and Lolly Adefope. Script editor: Richard Turner. Produced by Julia McKenzie.

The Abandoned Settlements

James Sheard

The poems in James Sheard’s remarkable third book are about love and leaving, of how the rift of departure brings on a kind of haunting – of the people involved and the places where they lived – an emotional trace of departed lives and loves. This is what these poems are: the scars of separation, the spoors of desire. Sheard writes powerfully about loss, about how the vestiges of significance, of sensual heat, are retained by structures – in ghost towns, war-zones, deserted villages or resorts – but also by the human body and memory: ‘for love exists, and then is ruined, and then persists.’

These are poems about permanence and fragility, of being uncertain whether the house you live in is a shell, or if you have become a shell by living there – whether emptiness means loss and abandonment or a clean start and a new beginning. But these are also poems full of the ache of desire, the tart, lingering smell of sex: poems shaped by longing.

James Sheard is one of Britain’s most assured and precise lyric poets, and his third collection brings all his considerable strengths to poems as accurate and strange as thermal images.

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