The Mr B's Bookseller's Dozen - April 2021

Por Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights

Por Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights

Thirteen buns might be enough for a baker, but no self-respecting bookseller can narrow down a month of reading temptations that far. No, our booksellers need at least a double-dozen of books to devour and so, we suspect, do you.....

Hamnet: WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 - THE NO. 1 BESTSELLER

Maggie O'Farrell

8,99 € 8,36 €

O’Farrell’s richly detailed and lyrical prose illuminates the daily lives of a seemingly ordinary sixteenth-century family, turning the spotlight onto the wife and children of one of England’s most famous writers with a striking beauty and emotional intensity.

The Drowned City: Daniel Pursglove 1

K. J. Maitland

16,98 € 15,79 €

It’s 1606 and Bristol is recovering from the tsunami that has devastated the now filthy and perilous city. Our hero is searching the ruins as a reluctant agent of King James trying to uncover either a Papist plot or a coven of witches, preferably both.

Here We Are

Graham Swift

8,99 € 8,36 €

An atmospheric and claustrophobic novella centred on the world of 1950s seaside entertainment. A complex emotional web between a compere, a magician and his assistant is revealed as cunningly as a sleight-of-hand, with shifts in narrator and time proving no-one ever knows the whole story.

Brood

Jackie Polzin

14,99 € 13,94 €

This witty and tender novel follows a nameless female narrator as she endeavours to keep her band of four chickens alive over the course of a year in a middle-of-nowhere Minnesotan town. Amid the sharply-observed character sketches and the delightful celebration of the ridiculous comedy and hazards of raising chickens, Polzin’s understated tale slowly unfolds to reveal an insightful meditation on care, motherhood and grief.

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

Dawnie Walton

14,99 € 13,94 €

Opal is a budding Afro-punk musician and Nev is an aspiring songwriter; this is their story. With a provocatively rendered 1970s NYC, and a keen grasp on the oral history format, Walton may as well be giving us the scoop on a real rock-duo.

Civilisations

Laurent Binet

16,98 € 15,79 €

Laurent Binet has had great fun imagining how world events may have played out if some Viking warriors had simply turned their boats southward in 1000 AD and preceded Columbus’ discovery of the Americas by 492 years. An entertaining counterfactual story about the modern world.

A Trap for Cinderella

Sebastien Japrisot

8,99 € 8,36 €

The latest Japrisot to be re-issued by Gallic books is a cauldron of psychological tension. Two women are trapped in a house fire that might have been started deliberately. Only one of them survives…but which one?

A Perfect Cemetery

FEDERICO FALCO

9,99 € 9,29 €

From the golden meadows of the feral hare king, to the wild interiority of a daughter withdrawing from a shared faith, these richly rendered stories are bound by themes of wilderness, retreat, and pursuit. Keep an eye on our channels for an upcoming interview with the author and translator

Of Women and Salt

Gabriela Garcia

14,99 € 13,94 €

From 19th century cigar factories in Cuba, to present day US detention centres, we follow five generations of fierce Latina women all interlinked by blood and circumstance. We watch as each of them come to terms with their differing sense of identity, and what ultimately unifies them all.

The High House

Jessie Greengrass

14,99 € 13,94 €

A taut and emotive novel, ‘The High House’ follows an environmental scientist as she and her loved ones make preparations for an imminent natural disaster. Reflective of our own times, this novel highlights just how quickly we can adapt to a life which once seemed inconceivable.

Revolutions: How Women Changed the World on Two Wheels

Hannah Ross

16,98 € 15,79 €

Wonderous women? Check! Tenacious Travellers? Check! Awe-inspiring activists? Check! From Simone de Beauvoir to Annie 'Londonderry' Kopchovsky, ‘Revolutions’ tells the history of women’s cycling. This book is a glorious celebration of the trailblazing women who dared to live life on two wheels.

Diary of a Young Naturalist: WINNER OF THE 2020 WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING

Dara McAnulty

9,99 € 9,29 €

A book like a mycelium network, both rooted and rooting. ‘Diary of a Young Naturalist’ is a warm and moving portrait of the natural world and the turning of the year from the perspective of an autistic teenager juggling exams, friendships and environmental activism.

The Well Gardened Mind: Rediscovering Nature in the Modern World

Sue Stuart-Smith

9,99 € 9,29 €

Sue Stuart-Smith’s part memoir, part self-help, and part gardening guide, draws on her life’s work as a psychotherapist and psychiatrist. This is a gentle and thoughtful guide to creating a beautiful headspace, a beautiful garden, and the surprisingly intuitive ways that the two are linked.

The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive

QC Sands Philippe

9,99 € 9,29 €

From the author of ‘East West Street’ comes the story of the Senior Nazi Otto von Wächter as he attempts to escape trial after WWII, via the infamous Ratline. Sands lays bare the day-to-day life of Wächter in an intimate and complex portrait of a man.

Speak, Okinawa

Elizabeth Miki Brina

14,99 € 13,94 €

The daughter of an American serviceman and the Japanese wife he met whilst stationed in Okinawa in the 1970s, Brina explores her complex and diverse family history and the prejudice she encountered growing up in New York state.

Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency

Mark Lynas

9,99 € 9,29 €

An essential account of the systematic brutalisation of the natural world and a last warning of what will happen if we don’t change our ways. Lynas takes no prisoners in laying down the facts with a 7-part list of outcomes based on incremental temperature rise.

Starboard

Nicola Skinner

12,99 € 12,08 €

Author of Bloom and Storm sweeps us out to sea in this inspiring new middle grade adventure!  Join eleven-year-old YouTube star Kirsten who is claimed by the SS Great Britain as it escapes from its dry dock.  

Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town

Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

7,99 € 7,43 €

In this intricate and beautiful short story collection, we follow the lives of teenagers living in small towns. Filled with secrets, rage and love this book is an ode to the rural American west and the complex lives its people live.

The Dark Lady

Akala

12,99 € 12,08 €

In this intricate and beautiful short story collection, we follow the lives of teenagers living in small towns. Filled with secrets, rage, and love, this book is an ode to the rural American west and the complex lives its people live.

Into the Volcano

Jess Butterworth

6,99 € 6,50 €

Vivi and Seb are best friends, despite living across the world from each-other. But one day, when a tragic accident affects both their lives, the two are brought together. Convinced that the rainbow pool in Yellowstone National Park can help them heal, the two set off...

Luna Loves Art

Joseph Coelho y Fiona Lumbers

7,99 € 7,43 €

It's time for a school trip to the art museum and Luna loves the colours, the shapes, the whimsy in every room. As she learns about famous artists and their work, she also makes a new friend.

Sistersong

Lucy Holland

16,98 € 15,79 €

In ancient Britain, three siblings find themselves struggling against entwined fates. As old magic and new Christianity come head-to-head, a stranger breaks into their sheltered lives, changing everything. This queer, feminist retelling of an ancient Celtic murder ballad is dark, twisty and delicious.

Aria

Nazanine Hozar

8,99 € 8,36 €

A sweeping character epic set in Iran during the build-up to the 1979 revolution and the overthrow of the Shah. Adopted Aria is wilful and spirited, witnessing cruelty and kindness and questioning everything – a dangerous mindset in an unstable society.

Hike

Pete Oswald

7,99 € 7,43 €

Father and child leave the city behind and embrace the outdoors in this beautifully understated wilderness trek. This perfect day out is exclusively illustrated, no words needed.