A novel for girls between 10 and 13 years old mainly. It deals with the relationship between schoolchildren, bullying and the concept of a perfect body. Beca is being bullied, but she has a secret - she hopes to be chosen as a member of the Welsh swimming team.
This novel about the relationship between a grandfather and his grandson touches on Wales's relationship with slavery, and discusses how to acknowledge the horrors of history in a sensitive way. After exploring the family's ancestry, Elis and Taid journey to Virginia, USA to tread in the footsteps of Edward Powell.
'A rare and magical book. I didn't want it to end.' Bill Bryson
'A witty, intoxicating paean to Earth's wondrous creatures.' Observer
'A total miracle.' Max Porter
'Rundell's pen is gold-tipped.' Sunday Times
'I love everything about this book: it is a rare little treasure.' Joanna Lumley
** SHORTLISTED FOR WATERSTONES AND FOYLES BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS **
The world is more astonishing, more miraculous and more wonderful than our wildest imaginings. In this passionately persuasive and sharply funny book, Katherine Rundell tells us how and why.
A lavishly illustrated collection of the lives of some of the Earth's most astounding animals, The Golden Mole is a chance to be awestruck and lovestruck - to reckon with the beauty of the world, its fragility, and its strangeness.
A swift flies two million kilometres in its lifetime. That's far enough to get to the moon and back twice over - and then once more to the moon. A pangolin keeps its tongue furled in a pouch by its hip. A Greenland shark can live five hundred years. A wombat once inspired a love poem.
Before It Ends with Us, it started with Atlas. Colleen Hoover tells fan favourite Atlas' side of the story and shares what comes next in this long-anticipated sequel to the #1 Sunday Times bestseller It Ends with Us.
A masterpiece in storytelling from the global bestselling author of Unsheltered and Flight Behaviour.
WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION
THE MULTI-MILLION COPY SELLING AUTHOR
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'Electrifying. . . Every sentence here sizzles.' Daily Mail
'It's EPIC. Righteously angry, DEEPLY moving and exquisitely written.' MARIAN KEYES
'A true highlight of 2022 fiction.' Independent
'A fantastic read.' EMILY MAITLIS
'Book of the Month' Women & Home
'A masterclass.' RICHARD POWERS
'A powerful tale.' Good Housekeeping
'[Kingsolver] means to save us by telling us stories. . . She comes closer than anyone else I know.' ANN PATCHETT
Demon Copperhead is a once-in-a-generation novel that breaks and mends your heart in the way only the best fiction can.
Demon's story begins with his traumatic birth to a single mother in a single-wide trailer, looking 'like a little blue prizefighter.' For the life ahead of him he would need all of that fighting spirit, along with buckets of charm, a quick wit, and some unexpected talents, legal and otherwise.
In the southern Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, poverty isn't an idea, it's as natural as the grass grows. For a generation growing up in this world, at the heart of the modern opioid crisis, addiction isn't an abstraction, it's neighbours, parents, and friends. 'Family' could mean love, or reluctant foster care. For Demon, born on the wrong side of luck, the affection and safety he craves is as remote as the ocean he dreams of seeing one day. The wonder is in how far he's willing to travel to try and get there.
Suffused with truth, anger and compassion, Demon Copperhead is an epic tale of love, loss and everything in between.
What readers are saying:
***** 'An amazing, beautifully written story I cannot wait to recommend to everyone I know.'
***** 'Powerful and brilliant. To immerse yourself in a Kingsolver novel is to put yourself in the hands of a master.'
***** 'A must read and heart-opening book.'
***** 'Raw, angry, starkly beautiful. . . Genuinely one of the best books I've ever read.'
***** 'Amazingly complex. . . [Kingsolver] is, by far, one of the greatest living authors'
Follow in the footsteps of some of the world's most famous authors on the journeys which inspired their greatest works in this beautiful illustrated atlas.
Some truly remarkable works of literature have been inspired by writers spending time away from their typical surroundings. From epic road trips and arduous treks into remote territories to cultural tours and sojourns in the finest hotels, this book explores 35 influential journeys taken by literary greats and reveals the repercussions of those travels on the authors' personal lives and the broader literary landscape.
Award-winning author Travis Elborough brings each of these trips to life with fascinating insights into the stories behind the creation of some of the world's most famous literary creations, including Dracula, Moby Dick, Murder on the Orient Express, Madame Bovary, The Talented Mr Ripley and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
From Herman Melville's first whaling voyage in 1841, from New York to Liverpool, to Jack Kerouac's on-the-road Odyssey, which is now an iconic drive, discover how these journeys imprinted themselves on some of the greatest literary minds of all time.
Complete with navigational notes, colour photographs and commissioned maps, the fresh insights within tell readers something new about the places, work and personalities of some of the world's greatest minds.
A new edition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest rugby moments ever. Against all expectations, on 31 October 1972 Carwyn James Llanelli beat New Zealand 9-3. The day's events are recalled by those who were there. First edition shortlisted for 2013 British Sports Book Awards.
A highly readable, in-depth analysis of the public life of Dame Margaret as wife of Prime Minister David Lloyd George. After a brief intro on her wartime public activities, the book brings to the fore her active political campaigning during Lloyd George's peacetime Premiership from 1916 to 1922.
This is a book about friends, family, growing up in north Wales, feeling you're being left behind, snogging, sex, lessons learned along the way and the people who carried you when you didn't even know you needed to be carried. A book about making sense of things when you have no idea how to do so.
The time for fresh, seasonal, delicious food is now - Turnips' Edible Almanac is the definitive guide to eating the very best produce throughout the year.
With decades of experience sourcing the highest quality produce from a network of independent farms, Fred Foster of fruit and veg supplier Turnips - equally beloved by Borough Market locals and Michelin-starred chefs - is perfectly placed to guide you through a year of seasonal eating.
Turnips' Edible Almanac guides you through Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, highlighting Fred's chosen produce each week. All ingredients are showcased in the recipes that follow, including a mix of fresh dishes to enjoy that week as well as preserves to use later in the year. The collection of over 100 recipes includes a varied mix written by Turnips' very own Tomas Lidakevicius, celebrity chefs and family.By challenging yourself to try different ingredients each month, seeking out the freshest and most sustainably produced options, you'll revolutionise the way you cook, eat, and even think about food.
So what are you waiting for? Dive straight in to discover:
- Provides shopping lists for every week of the year, highlighting what's in season within each ingredient category, along with "star" products for each week and recipes for each.
- Includes recipes written by a number of leading European chefs, including Jennifer Paterson, Jeff & Chris Galvin, Antonio Carluccio, Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, and Tomas Lidakevicius.
- Contains a mixture of recipes for fresh ingredients and ways to preserve produce so it can be enjoyed again later in the year.
- Simplifies seasonality so everyone can get into the groove of using domestically grown ingredients when they are at their freshest and best.
A must-have volume for people who love food, care about ingredients, and want to know where their food comes from, as well as those with environmental concerns looking to eat more sustainably.
Ideal for home-cooks with an interest in high-quality ingredients and exploring the wealth of produce available locally, Turnips' Edible Almanac is sure to delight.
From the Pulitzer prize-winning, Booker-shortlisted author of MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON and OH WILLIAM!
'It is a gift in this life that we do not know what awaits us'
In March 2020 Lucy's ex-husband William pleads with her to leave New York and escape to a coastal house he has rented in Maine. Lucy reluctantly agrees, leaving the washing-up in the sink, expecting to be back in a week or two. Weeks turn into months, and it's just Lucy, William, and their complex past together in a little house nestled against the sea.
Rich with empathy and a searing clarity, Lucy by the Sea evokes the fragility and uncertainty of the recent past, as well as the possibilities that those long, quiet days can inspire. At the heart of this miraculous novel are the deep human connections that sustain us, even as the world seems to be falling apart.
'A superbly gifted storyteller and a craftswoman in a league of her own' Hilary Mantel
'A terrific writer' Zadie Smith
'She gets better with each book' Maggie O'Farrell
'Lucy by the Sea might be my favourite Elizabeth Strout novel yet. Such grace, such empathy, such exquisite and sharp observation - and yet so very much itself too. No one else writes like Elizabeth Strout' Rachel Joyce
A Brief History of Time for the 21st Century
At the heart of our galaxy lies a monster so deadly, not even light can escape its grasp. Its secrets lie waiting to be discovered. It's time to explore our universe's most mysterious inhabitants
At the heart of the Milky Way lies a supermassive black hole 4 million times more massive than our Sun. A place where space and time are so warped that light is trapped if it ventures within 12 million km. According to Einstein, inside lies the end of time. According to 21st-century physics, the reality may be far more bizarre.
Black holes lie where the most massive stars used to shine and at the edge of our current understanding. They are naturally occurring objects, the inevitable creations of gravity when too much matter collapses into not enough space. And yet, although the laws of nature predict them, they fail fully to describe them.
Black holes are places in space and time where the laws of gravity, quantum physics and thermodynamics collide. Originally thought to be so intellectually troubling that they simply could not exist, it is only in the past few years that we have begun to glimpse a new synthesis; a deep connection between gravity and quantum information theory that describes a holographic universe in which space and time emerge from a network of quantum bits, and wormholes span the void.
In this groundbreaking book, Professor Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw take you to the edge of our understanding of black holes; a scientific journey to the research frontier spanning a century of physics, from Einstein to Hawking and beyond, that ends with the startling conclusion that our world may operate like a giant quantum computer.