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Nigella Lawson

In this inspiring, witty and eminently sensible book, Nigella Lawson sets out a manifesto for how to cook (and eat) good food every day with a minimum of fuss. From basic roast chicken and pea risotto to white truffles and Turkish Delight figs, Nigella brings the joy back into the kitchen.

Selected from the books How to Eat and Kitchen by Nigella Lawson

VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human

For the full list of books visit vintageminis.co.uk

Also in the Vintage Minis series:
Drinking by John Cheever
Home by Salman Rushdie
Summer by Laurie Lee
Liberty by Virginia Woolf

No Is Not Enough

Naomi Klein

**The New York Times and Sunday Times Bestseller**

Naomi Klein - award-winning journalist, bestselling author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, scourge of brand bullies and corporate liars - gives us the toolkit we need to survive our surreal, shocking age.

'This is a look at how we arrived at this surreal political moment, how to keep it from getting a lot worse, and how, if we keep our heads, we can flip the script.'

Remember when love was supposed to Trump hate? Remember when the oil companies and bankers seemed to be running scared? What the hell happened? And what can we do about it? Naomi Klein shows us how we got here, and how we can make things better.

No Is Not Enough reveals, among other things, that the disorientation we're feeling is deliberate. That around the world, shock political tactics are being used to generate crisis after crisis, designed to force through policies that will destroy people, the environment, the economy and our security. That extremism isn't a freak event - it's a toxic cocktail of our times.

From how to trash the Trump megabrand to the art of reclaiming the populist argument, Naomi Klein shows all of us how we can break the spell and win the world we need. Don't let them get away with it.

'An ordinary person's guide to hope. Read this book' Arundhati Roy

'As accessible as it is brilliant, No is Not Enough is an essential blueprint for a worldwide counterattack' Owen Jones

'Who better than Naomi to make sense of this madness, and help us find a way out? A top-of-the-stack must read' Michael Stipe

'Naomi Klein's new book incites us brilliantly to interweave our No with a programmatic Yes. A manual for emancipation' Yanis Varoufakis

'Magnificent ... a courageous coruscating counterspell' Junot Díaz

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Matthew Sullivan

When a bookshop patron commits suicide, it’s his favorite store clerk who must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel from an award-winning short story writer.
Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs—the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day marauding the store’s overwhelmed shelves.
But when Joey McGinty, a young, beguiling BookFrog, kills himself in the bookstore’s back room, Lydia’s life comes unglued. Always Joey’s favorite bookseller, Lydia has been bequeathed his meager worldly possessions. Trinkets and books; the detritus of a lonely, uncared for man. But when Lydia flips through his books she finds them defaced in ways both disturbing and inexplicable. They reveal the psyche of a young man on the verge of an emotional reckoning. And they seem to contain a hidden message. What did Joey know? And what does it have to do with Lydia?
As Lydia untangles the mystery of Joey’s suicide, she unearths a long buried memory from her own violent childhood. Details from that one bloody night begin to circle back. Her distant father returns to the fold, along with an obsessive local cop, and the Hammerman, a murderer who came into Lydia’s life long ago and, as she soon discovers, never completely left. Bedazzling, addictive, and wildly clever, Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore is a heart-pounding mystery that perfectly captures the intellect and eccentricity of the bookstore milieu and will keep you guessing until the very last page.?

A Game of Zeros

Robert Goddard

Finally free of the shadow cast by his father's death, Max Maxted is back.

1924. Germany teeters on the brink of financial meltdown. The new Nazi party are for the first time vying for real political power. And the slightest incident could tip the country into violence and anarchy. When a young man is stabbed in the door of a Berlin nightclub, an already overheated situation threatens to spiral out of control…


This is classic Robert Goddard - master of the double-cross.

Eddie Irvine: Life In The Fast Lane

Eddie Irvine (and others)

Maverick, playboy and international star Eddie Irvine is probably the boldest driver in the world. Life in the Fast Lane is an extraordinary, white-knuckle ride through his career and his lifestyle. From his relationships in the F1 world, including the inside track on Ferrari and Schumacher, to his friends and lovers.

Incredibly honest, outspoken and funny - Eddie Irvine's bestselling autobiography.

The Happy Reader - Issue 9

For avid readers and the uninitiated alike, this is a chance to reengage with classic literature and to stay inspired and entertained.

The concept of the magazine is simple: the first half is a long-form interview with a notable book fanatic and the second half explores one classic work of literature from an array of surprising and invigorating angles.

In The Happy Reader 9, our summer classic is Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island

LEGO City: Water Rescue

LEGO® CITY

Are you ready to join the LEGO CITY coast guards and rescue people on sea and sand whenever they are in trouble? Help the coast guards in their daily duties on LEGO CITY beach by solving all the puzzles in this super new activity book. This book also contains funny stories and comics to read and it comes with a brilliant diver minifigure so your coast guard team has someone to save!

A Ladybird Book: Vehicles

Help young children learn the names of all the key things that go with this beautiful gift book, featuring iconic original Ladybird artwork from the 1950s and 60s and in the classic Ladybird format with one clear word on the left page, and image on the right. Taken from favourite vintage Ladybird books such as The Story of Flight, Underwater Exploration and Merchant Ships, each of the stunningly detailed 26 pictures will delight adults and children alike.

Vehicles featured include car, train, aeroplane, ship, submarine, rocket and lorry.

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The Spice Tree

Nisha Katona

Have an Indian summer.

With this cookbook, anyone can cook authentic Indian at home, easily. It just takes 4 steps and Nisha's Spice Tree, the unique infographic at the heart of this book.

The Spice Tree shows you which spices and ingredients always go together in the Indian kitchen – its foolproof, secret spice formulas - while Nisha’s recipes for generous, aromatic, flavoursome homecooking bring these ancient formulas to life. Everything you need to know to cook authentic Indian is found within these mouth-watering pages and explained beautifully and simply.

Try her: Butter Chicken, White Onion and Nigella Seed Red Dahl, Steamed Trout with Mustard, Chicken with Spinach and Fenugreek, Lamb Raan and Quail with Kale, Garam Masala and Ginger.

The Things We Thought We Knew

Mahsuda Snaith

AN OBSERVER NEW FACE OF FICTION FOR 2017

'An original and affecting coming-of-age novel' The Observer
'Fuses life's big themes with daily minutiae ... A voice of the next generation' Stylist
'A vibrant portrayal of estate life in the late nineties and an affecting story of friendship' The Independent

Ravine and Marianne were best friends. They practised handstands together, raced slugs and went into the woods to play.

But now everything has changed.

Ten years later, Ravine lies in a bed plagued by chronic pain syndrome. And her best friend Marianne is gone.

How did their last adventure go so wrong? Who is to blame? And where is Marianne?

Heartbreaking, bittersweet and utterly unforgettable, The Things We Thought We Knew is a powerful novel about the things we remember and the things we wish we could forget.

Ripley's Wacky 123 (Board Book)

Robert Leroy Ripley

Learning your numbers has never been as much fun as with Ripley's Wacky 123!

A brand new board book from Ripley's Believe It or Not! for kids learning their numbers. Wacky 123 contains colourful illustrations of animal characters based on incredible facts. Easy-to-read rhymes and bright images make learning 1-2-3 great fun for everyone. Weird, wonderful, and all true . . . Believe It or Not!

Count on fingers, count on toes,
Then count the buttons on all of your clothes!
With animals as silly as silly can be,
That make counting as wacky as 1-2-3!

The Otterbury Incident

C. Day Lewis (and others)

It all begins when Nick breaks the classroom window with his football, and the Headmaster says Nick has to pay for the damage. Nick has no more hope of raising the money than of going to the Moon, so that's when Ted's and Toppy's gangs decide to sign a truce and plan Operation Glazier to get the money for Nick. The plan goes smoothly and soon the money has been collected, but when it goes missing the boys turn detective to try and find the culprit.

My Beloved Son

Catherine Cookson

When Ellen Jebeau’s husband dies in 1926, he leaves behind a legacy of debt and empty dreams.

However, Ellen is determined that her son Joseph should have everything in life that she never did, and will stop at nothing to give it to him.

Ellen and Joseph soon find themselves in a convenient arrangement with Ellen’s brother-in-law, Sir Arthur, living on the family estate, an arrangement which quickly comes to work in conniving Ellen’s favour…

But over the course of the next twenty years, as destinies intertwine, can Joseph Jebeau escape the clutches of his mother’s ruthless ambition, and emerge from the shadows of his heritage as the man he truly wants to be?

Catherine Cookson was the original and bestselling saga writer, selling over 100 million copies of her novels. If you like Dilly Court, you'll love Catherine Cookson.

Ripley's ODDphabet (Board Book)

Robert Leroy Ripley

The brand new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! ODDphabet board book makes learning letters uniquely entertaining for the youngest Ripley’s fan.

ODDphabet features colourful illustrations of animal characters based on amazing-but-true stories and facts. Amusing rhymes make learning your ABC’s so much fun for everyone! Weird, wonderful, and all true . . . Believe It or Not!

It’s great to be different and one of a kind.
These animals are the best that you will ever find!
Wonder what in the world you just met
As you turn the pages of this ODDphabet!

If You Take A Pencil

Fulvio Testa

"If you take a pencil, you can draw two cats."

But then what do the cats do? Full of exciting adventure and imagination, this surreal, charming counting book will take you on a journey that anyone can go on, if they take a pencil...

My Favourite Fairy Tale Board Book: Three Little Pigs

Tony Ross

"I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down!"

But can the little pigs get the better of the wolf in the end? This sturdy board book contains an abirdged version of the classic fairy tale and is great for sharing with the very youngest of children. Enjoy Tony Ross' bright illustrations as you follow the adventures of the three little pigs and find out what happens to the wolf!

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