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The Yellow Bird Sings

Jennifer Rosner

14,99 € 13,94 €

April 2020 - This is a story of maternal sacrifice and guilt, the torment of an impossible choice, the upheaval and void left in families parted during wartime. It is also a story about the heritage of our earliest memories and how music is imprinted on the soul. In The Yellow Bird Sings Jennifer Rosner has created a powerful story of silence and fear, music, wonder and love. Heartbreaking, tender & beautiful.

Our Isles: Poems celebrating the art of rural trades and traditions

Angus D. Birditt y Lilly Hedley

9,99 € 9,29 €

March 2020 - Our Isles is a stunning little gem of a book. A book of place, people, skill and passion; celebrating, through poetry and print, the trades and crafts of the British Isles. Delighting in connection to the land, to sustainability, authenticity and the joy of the landscape around us, this gorgeous book links us back to our predecessors, to crafts, skills and trades honed over time.

The Mercies

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

14,99 € 13,94 €

February 2020 - Based on real life events; a catastrophic storm and the brutal 17th century Scandinavian witch trials, The Mercies tells of the powerlessness of women at a time when difference, desire and nonconformity was dangerous. Bleak, stark and chilling in every sense, The Mercies is a deliciously dark and beautiful read.

Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community and the Meaning of Generosity

Priya Basil

12,99 € 12,08 €

December 2019 - Much like the best shared meals with friends, filled with conversation, laughter and thoughtfulness, ‘Be My Guest’ ranges widely, covering religion, politics, culture, love and cooking, offering a plea for a kinder and more generous world and inviting us to consider that what we have in common may depend on what we are willing to share.

Stillicide

Cynan Jones

8,99 € 8,36 €

November 2019 - Sparse and mesmerising, Cynan Jones’ latest offering is an intense, compact thing of beauty. Language wielded with care, conviction and the precision of a surgeons knife. The clarity of narrative and gradually accumulation of quiet emotion creating something profound, indelible & quite beautiful.

Surfacing

Kathleen Jamie

9,99 € 9,29 €

October 2019 - Surfacing is a collection of essays predominantly about our collective past and the objects which shape & bind us to our land and homes. Aware of our place in the world, Jamie holds both the fragility and resilience of humanity up to view with a clear-eyed patience. Tactile, visceral, and grounded in place, Surfacing is a kind of homecoming, fascinating, powerful and moving.

The Wayward Girls: The perfect chilling summer read

Amanda Mason

12,99 € 12,08 €

September 2019 - With a strong sense of place, family dynamics and a creeping sense of something just out of sight, The Wayward Girls effectively builds tension and a mounting sense of hysteria. A neat little tale of secrets and things that go bump in the dark.

To Be Taught, If Fortunate: A Novella

Becky Chambers

8,99 € 8,36 €

August 2019 - Quietly nuanced & deceptively simple, To Be Taught, If Fortunate is both a beautifully compact, humane & moving piece of speculative-fiction, and an intelligent treatise on the ethics of exploration, the joy of scientific discovery & our collective responsibility to tread lightly as we venture forth. Sunday Times bestselling author, Chambers is one to watch; an accomplished & profound storyteller. She asks us to consider our purpose, why do we reach for the stars? And reminds us of what it means to be human, fallible & yet at our best when we work together.

The Warlow Experiment

Alix Nathan

8,99 € 8,36 €

July 2019 - Reflecting the class upheaval of the time, this is a novel of ambition & liberty, envy & longing, physical & mental captivity. A captivating, unsettling & original read.

On the Red Hill: Where Four Lives Fell Into Place

Mike Parker

9,99 € 9,29 €

June 2019 - In this gorgeous memoir of place and people - Rhiw Goch, ‘the Red Hill’, and its inhabitants – Parker tells a wider narrative of nature, history and belonging. This is a joyous exploration of the Welsh landscape and those who have found sanctuary within it; a quiet observation of nature’s rhythms and a celebration of finding a place to call home. On The Red Hill also uncovers a queer rural history, always present but here brought into focus from its place on the margins.

The Beekeeper of Aleppo: The must-read million copy bestseller

Christy Lefteri

8,99 € 8,36 €

May 2019 - Powerful & heart wrenching, this is the story of one family’s suffering & strength, the terrible journey they must take whilst facing unimaginable loss and the road they travel to rediscover safety in each other. Reminding us of the power of storytelling, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit.

Queenie: British Book Awards Book of the Year

Candice Carty-Williams

8,99 € 8,36 €

April 2019 - A darkly comic and bitingly subversive take on modern life, Queenie will have you nodding in recognition, crying in solidarity, and rooting for this unforgettable character every step of the way.

The Glovemaker

Ann Weisgarber

8,99 € 8,36 €

March 2019 - An isolated community, a wife waiting, a stranger needing refuge and a lawman seeking vengeance; Set against the bleakly beautiful backdrop of a Utah winter, Ann Weisgarber’s latest novel is a quiet, yet powerful tale, fraught with tension, beautifully written and utterly absorbing. A tale of humanity, duty and hope.

The Familiars: The spellbinding Sunday Times Bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club Pick

Stacey Halls

8,99 € 8,36 €

February 2019 - Based on the 1612 Pendle witch trials, this richly told tale charts the growing unease of suspicion, societal restrictions on women’s voices & the abuse of power. A gorgeous, engrossing novel.