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  • THE SUNDAY TIMES 1# BESTSELLER & BOOKER PRIZE WINNER

    BRITISH BOOK AWARDS AUTHOR & FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020

    'The most absorbing book I read all year.' Roxane Gay
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    This is Britain as you've never read it.
    This is Britain as it has never been told.

    From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl, Woman, Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They're each looking for something - a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope . . .
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    '[Bernardine Evaristo] is one of the very best that we have' Nikesh Shukla on Twitter

    'A choral love song to black womanhood in modern Great Britain' Elle

    'Beautifully interwoven stories of identity, race, womanhood, and the realities of modern Britain. The characters are so vivid, the writing is beautiful and it brims with humanity' Nicola Sturgeon on Twitter

    'Bernardine Evaristo can take any story from any time and turn it into something vibrating with life' Ali Smith, author of How to be both

    'Exceptional. You have to order it right now' Stylist

    'Sparkling, inventive' Sunday Times

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  • AN EPIC BATTLE THAT LASTED TEN YEARS. A LEGENDARY STORY THAT HAS SURVIVED THOUSANDS.

    'An inimitable retelling of the siege of Troy . . . Fry's narrative, artfully humorous and rich in detail, breathes life and contemporary relevance into these ancient tales' OBSERVER

    'Stephen Fry has done it again. Well written and super storytelling' 5***** READER REVIEW
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    'Troy. The most marvellous kingdom in all the world. The Jewel of the Aegean. Glittering Ilion, the city that rose and fell not once but twice . . .'

    When Helen, the beautiful Greek queen, is kidnapped by the Trojan prince Paris, the most legendary war of all time begins.

    Watch in awe as a thousand ships are launched against the great city of Troy.

    Feel the fury of the battleground as the Trojans stand resolutely against Greek might for an entire decade.

    And witness the epic climax - the wooden horse, delivered to the city of Troy in a masterclass of deception by the Greeks . . .

    In Stephen Fry's exceptional retelling of our greatest story, TROY will transport you to the depths of ancient Greece and beyond.
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    'A fun romp through the world's greatest story. Fry's knowledge of the world - ancient and modern - bursts through' Daily Telegraph

    'An excellent retelling . . . told with compassion and wit' 5***** Reader Review

    'Hugely successful, graceful' The Times

    'If you want to read about TROY, this book is a must over any other' 5***** Reader Review

    'Fluent, crisp, nuanced, begins with a bang' The Times Literary Supplement

    'The characters . . . are brilliantly brought to life' 5***** Reader Review

    PRAISE FOR STEPHEN FRY'S GREEK SERIES:

    'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' Times

    'A head-spinning marathon of legends' Guardian

    'An Olympian feat. The gods seem to be smiling on Fry - his myths are definitely a hit' Evening Standard

    'An odyssey through Greek mythology. Brilliant . . . all hail Stephen Fry' Daily Mail

    'A rollicking good read' Independent

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  • STEP INTO ANOTHER WORLD - OF MAGIC, MAYHEM, MONSTERS AND MANIACAL GODS - IN STEPHEN FRY'S MOMENTOUS SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, MYTHOS

    'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' Times

    Discover Stephen Fry's magnificent retelling of the greatest myths and legends ever told . . .
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    No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses.

    In Stephen Fry's vivid retelling, we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the great head of Zeus and follow doomed Persephone into the dark and lonely realm of the Underworld. We shiver in fear when Pandora opens her jar of evil torments and watch with joy as the legendary love affair between Eros and Psyche unfolds.

    Mythos captures these extraordinary myths for our modern age - in all their dazzling and deeply human relevance.

    Order TROY now, Stephen Fry's bewitching retelling of the most legendary story ever told . . .
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    NOW THE INSPIRATION FOR THE MYTHOS SUITE, STEPHEN FRY AND DEBBIE WISEMAN'S MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF FRY'S THRILLING RETELLINGS

    'A head-spinning marathon of legends' Guardian

    'An Olympian feat. The gods seem to be smiling on Fry - his myths are definitely a hit' Evening Standard

    'An odyssey through Greek mythology. Brilliant . . . all hail Stephen Fry' Daily Mail

    'A rollicking good read' Independent

    SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

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  • 'A gorgeous romance' BETH O'LEARY, The Flatshare
    'Our generation's answer to Nora Ephron' SOPHIE COUSENS, This Time Next Year
    'So warm and funny' PAIGE TOON, The Minute I Saw You
    'A pitch-perfect balance of loveable characters, hilarious wit and steamy sexual chemistry' LAURA JANE WILLIAMS, Our Stop

    *From the bestselling author of Beach Read comes a new sparkling novel sure to leave you with that post-holiday glow, also known as People We Meet On Vacation*

    TWO FRIENDS
    TEN SUMMER TRIPS
    THEIR LAST CHANCE TO FALL IN LOVE

    12 SUMMERS AGO: Poppy and Alex meet. They hate each other, and are pretty confident they'll never speak again.

    11 SUMMERS AGO: They're forced to share a ride home from college and by the end of it a friendship is formed. And a pact: every year, one vacation together.

    10 SUMMERS AGO: Alex discovers his fear of flying on the way to Vancouver.
    Poppy holds his hand the whole way.

    7 SUMMERS AGO: They get far too drunk and narrowly avoid getting matching tattoos in New Orleans.

    2 SUMMERS AGO: It all goes wrong.

    THIS SUMMER: Poppy asks Alex to join her on one last trip. A trip that will determine the rest of their lives.

    You and Me on Vacation is a New York Times bestselling love story for fans of When Harry Met Sally and One Day. Get ready to travel the world, snort with laughter and - most of all - lose your heart to Poppy and Alex.

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    WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT EMILY HENRY

    'The hottest book of the summer - the pages simply sizzle!' JOSIE SILVER

    'Full of banter, heat, and sexual tension. A gorgeous page-turner of a novel' LAURA JANE WILLIAMS

    'Full of sexual tension and tantalizing possibility. I fell head over heels for Alex and Poppy, and loved travelling all over the world with them both' BETH O'LEARY

    'Emily Henry is my newest automatic-buy author . . . a heartfelt, funny, tender escape that you wish could last forever' JODI PICOULT

    'A compulsively readable book full of sparkling wit, dazzling prose and a romance that grabbed me by the heart and wouldn't let me go. Absolutely my favourite read of the year, and probably one of my favourite books of all time' ABBY JIMENEZ

    'Funny, and seriously sizzling' BEST

    'Original, sparkling bright and layered with feeling. If whipcrack banter and foggy sexual tension is your catnip, you'll adore this book' SALLY THORNE

    'What an absolute flipping triumph of a novel!!! I LOVED it ' EMMA COOPER

  • 'Such a beacon of pleasure' KATE ATKINSON
    'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' IAN RANKIN
    'A gripping read' SUNDAY TIMES
    THE FIRST BOOK IN THE #1 BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY TV PRESENTER RICHARD OSMAN
    In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders.

    But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case.

    Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.

    Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it's too late?
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    WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB

    'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' MARK BILLINGHAM

    'A great read, I really enjoyed it' GRAHAM NORTON

    'As the bodies pile up, and more is revealed of the lives and loves of Joyce, Ibrahim, Ron and Elizabeth, you can't help cheering them on - and hoping to meet them again soon' THE TIMES, CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH

    'Mystery fans are going to be enthralled' HARLAN COBEN

    'Pure escapism' THE GUARDIAN, BEST CRIME AND THRILLERS OF 2020

    'One of the most enjoyable books of the year' DAILY EXPRESS

    'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny' MARIAN KEYES

    'As gripping as it is funny' EVENING STANDARD

    'Funny, clever and achingly British' ADAM KAY

    'An exciting new talent in crime fiction' DAILY MAIL

    'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' VAL MCDERMID

    'Delight after delight from first page to last' RED MAGAZINE

    'I completely fell in love with it' SHARI LAPENA

    'This is properly brilliant. The pages fly and I can't stop smiling' STEVE CAVANAGH

    'Charming, clever debut' STYLIST

    'I laughed my arse off' BELINDA BAUER

    'A witty and poignant tale' DAILY TELEGRAPH

    'Clever, clever plot' FIONA BARTON

    'An absolutely delightful read' PRIMA MAGAZINE

    'Utterly charming' SARAH PINBOROUGH

    'Funny and original' THE SUN

    'Properly funny and totally charming... steeped in Agatha Christie joy' ARAMINTA HALL

    'This is one of the most delightful novels of the year' DAILY MIRROR

    'A bundle of joy' JANE FALLON

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  • A rich history of Antwerp from the author of the acclaimed bestseller The Edge of the World

    Even before Amsterdam there was a dazzling North Sea port at the hub of the known world: the city of Antwerp.

    Antwerp was sensational like nineteenth-century Paris or twentieth-century New York, somewhere anything could happen or at least be believed: killer bankers, easy kisses, a market in secrets and every kind of heresy. For half the sixteenth century, it was the place for breaking rules - religious, sexual, intellectual.

    In Antwerp, things changed. One man cornered all the money in the city and reinvented ideas of what money meant. Another gave Antwerp a new shape purely out of his own ambition. Jews fleeing the Portuguese Inquisition needed Antwerp for their escape, thanks to the remarkable woman at the head of the grandest banking family in Europe.

    Thomas More opened Utopia there, Erasmus puzzled over money and exchanges, William Tyndale sheltered there and smuggled out his Bible in English until he was killed. Pieter Bruegel painted the town as The Tower of Babel.

    But when Antwerp rebelled with the Dutch against the Spanish and lost, all that glory was buried and its true history rewritten. The city that unsettled so many now became conformist. Mutinous troops burned the city records. Michael Pye sets out to rediscover the city that was lost and bring its wilder days to life using every kind of clue: novels, paintings, songs, schoolbooks, letters and the archives of Venice, London and the Medici. He builds a picture of a city haunted by fire, plague and violence, but learning how to be a power in its own right in the world after feudalism.

    This is the Antwerp which was the proud 'exception' to all of Europe.

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  • Bring nature into your home with the uplifting true story of the couple who lost everything and embarked on a journey of salvation across the windswept South West coastline.

    FROM THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

    'This is what you need right now to muster hope and resilience . . . a beautiful story and a reminder that humans can endure adversity' Stylist

    'A beautiful book, it really lives up to the hype . . . an enjoyable, gentle yet moving read' Pandora Sykes on The High Low
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    Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall.

    Carrying only the essentials for survival on their backs, they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable journey.

    The Salt Path is an honest and life-affirming true story of coming to terms with grief and the healing power of the natural world. Ultimately, it is a portrayal of home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways.
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    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, WINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY LITERATURE CHRISTOPHER BLAND PRIZE & SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD & WAINWRIGHT GOLDEN BEER BOOK PRIZE 2018

    GUARDIAN BEST BOOKS OF SUMMER

    'A beautiful, thoughtful, lyrical story of homelessness, human strength and endurance' Guardian

    'Mesmerising. It is one of the most uplifting, inspiring books that I've ever read' i

    'The most inspirational book of this year' The Times

  • 'A brilliant and comforting read' MATT HAIG
    'Funny, compassionate and wise. An absolute joy' A.J. PEARCE
    'A surefooted insight into the absurdity, beauty and ache of life' GUARDIAN
    'I laughed, I sobbed, I recommended it to literally everyone I know' BUZZFEED
    'Captures the messy essence of being human' WASHINGTON POST

    The funny, touching and unpredictable No. 1 New York Times bestseller from the 13 million copy internationally bestselling author of A Man Called Ove
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    It's New Year's Eve and House Tricks estate agents are hosting an open viewing in an up-market apartment when an incompetent bank robber rushes in and politely takes everyone hostage.

    For Anna-Lena and Roger, busy buying-up apartments to fill the hole in their marriage, it's something else to talk about.

    For Julia and Ro, panicky parents-to-be, it's yet another worry.

    Lonely bank manager Zara only came here for the view.

    While 87-year-old grandmother Estelle seems rather pleased by the company . . .

    As the police gather outside, the anxious strangers huddled within try to make the best of a very sticky situation - but could it be that they have a whole lot more in common than meets the eye?
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    Readers are loving Anxious People!

    'Backman never disappoints . . . heartwarming and multi layered' 5***** READER REVIEW

    'As always Backman manages to delight . . . a really satisfying ending that makes you feel better about the world' 5***** READER REVIEW

    'A wonderfully unusual tale, told with flair and finesse that is so wonderful it is sure to cure everything that ails you. Don't miss out on this beautiful book' 5***** READER REVIEW

    'This novel is about humanity at its most raw and at its most wonderful and I LOVED it!' 5***** READER REVIEW

  • Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and for ever.

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  • THE TOP 10 BESTSELLER EVERYONE IS READING THIS SUMMER

    'Utter BRILLIANCE . . . I absolutely LOVED it!' Marian Keyes, bestselling author of GROWN UPS

    'I loved it' Candice Carty-Williams, bestselling author of QUEENIE
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    Everything gets easier in your thirties, right?

    Though she has plenty to celebrate - successful career, new home, loving friends and family - for Nina Dean, her thirties have not exactly been the liberating experience she was sold. From fading friendships to exes popping the question, everyone is moving on (or worse, to the suburbs). And as her dad slowly loses his memories, her mum seems dead set on making new ones.

    Then she meets Max, who tells her on date one that he's going to marry her. But what seems like an exciting new development will ensure this year is Nina's strangest yet . . .
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    'A book so relatable you'll give yourself neck ache nodding in recognition' Grazia

    'Funny, sharply observed, poignant' Matt Haig, bestselling author of THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY

    'Alderton masterfully exposes the hideous reality of dating in your 30s . . . I adored it' Daily Mail

    'Like having one of those glorious girls night in, where you drink till the early hours - laughing, venting, and feeling warm and seen' Holly Bourne, author of HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW?

    'Dolly sums up life in your thirties with such wit, warmth and accuracy' Heat

    'Dolly is such a fantastic writer' Jill Mansell, author of AND NOW YOU'RE BACK

    'The perfect no-holds-barred modern day rom-com' Stylist

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  • 'The hottest book of the summer' JOSIE SILVER
    'A great love story' JODI PICOULT
    'The perfect escapist romp' LAURA JANE WILLIAMS

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 2020

    Binge-watched Normal People and Love is Blind and now looking to escape into another suitably steamy love story? Look no further...
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    TWO WRITERS, ONE HOLIDAY. A ROMCOM WAITING TO HAPPEN...

    January is a hopeless romantic who narrates her life like she's the lead in a blockbuster movie.
    Gus is a serious literary type who thinks true love is a fairy-tale.

    But January and Gus have more in common than you'd think:

    They're both broke.
    They've got crippling writer's block.
    And they need to write bestsellers before summer ends.

    The result? A bet to swap genres and see who gets published first.
    The risk? In telling each other's stories, their worlds might be changed entirely...

    Set over one sizzling summer, Beach Read is a witty love story that will make you laugh a lot, cry a little and fall head over heels. For fans of The Flat Share and If I Never Met You.
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    WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

    'Reader, I swooned! Beach Read is a breath of fresh air. My heart ached for January, and Gus is to die for - a steamy, smart and perceptive romance. I was engrossed!' Josie Silver

    'Full of banter, heat, and sexual tension, I felt the thrill of falling in love right alongside January and Gus. A gorgeous page-turner of a novel' Laura Jane Williams

    'Funny, and seriously sizzling' Best

    'I absolutely loved this book! This has easily become one of my favourite romance reads. Their tension was phenomenal and the angst so well-done. This read is gorgeous and heart wrenching in the most wonderful way ever' Safa, Netgalley

    'One of the most perfect love stories of the year. Someone has to make this into a film!'Prima

    'Original, sparkling bright and layered with feeling. If whipcrack banter and foggy sexual tension is your catnip, you'll adore this book' Sally Thorne

    'What an absolute flipping triumph of a novel!!! I LOVED it . . . definitely one of my favourite reads of 2020' Emma Cooper

    'I really needed this book. I didn't realize how much I needed it until I was giggling along with all the awkwardness and banter and feeling like I'd been taken away' Emily, Netgalley

    'Touching and heartfelt . . . I closed this book with a satisfied sigh' Jasmine Guillory

    'Clever and funny, this is a tender love story' Woman & Home

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  • THE BIGGEST MYSTERY CAN BE MURDER TO SOLVE . . . DISCOVER THE YEAR'S MOST ORIGINAL CRIME NOVEL

    'One of the year's most entertaining crime novels' SUNDAY TIMES, CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH
    'When did you last read a genuinely original thriller? The wait is over' A. J. FINN
    'An elegantly structured, intellectually challenging and completely unique thriller that grips like a vice' SOPHIE HANNAH
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    All murder mysteries follow a simple set of rules.

    In the 1930s, Grant McAllister, a mathematics professor turned author, worked them out, hiding their secrets in a book of crime stories.

    Then Grant disappeared.

    Julia Hart has finally tracked him down. She wants to know what happened to him.
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    But she's about to discover that a good mystery can be murder to solve . . .
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    'One of the most creative detective novels of the year . . . If not of all time' Samantha Downing

    'Intelligent and inventive . . . It's the most fun I've had in ages' Cathy Rentzenbrink

    'So, so clever . . . Agatha Christie would take her hat off to this one - bravo!' Sarah Pinborough

    **Winner of the Capital Crimes Reader Award for Debut Book of the Year**

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE GLASS BELL AWARD AND THE BARRY AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL

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  • Discover the most beautiful book of the year as seen on ITV News and in the Guardian

    'James has a way to speak to your soul. This book is nothing short of comforting and heartwarming' VEX KING

    'While the drawings have the charm of Winnie-the-Pooh, the captions have the depth of ancient proverbs' GUARDIAN
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    A guiding light in the darker months, Big Panda and Tiny Dragon is the beautifully illustrated and mindful journey of two friends through the seasons, inspired by Buddhist philosophy

    Lost in the swirling mists they fall asleep under glittering stars. It is spring by the time they emerge and while they sit watching a warm sunrise, it dawns on them that another magnificent adventure awaits . . .
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    'Which is more important,' asked Big Panda, 'the journey or the destination?'
    'The company,' said Tiny Dragon.

    Friends Big Panda and Tiny Dragon journey through the seasons of the year together, day and night, in rain and in sun. Travelling through nature, they find hope and inspiration in the world around them, realising that even in the darkest of days, Spring will always return.

    Feel the calming influence of Big Panda, who reminds us of the bigger picture while appreciating the simplicity of small moments.

    Explore your surroundings with the inquisitive eye of Tiny Dragon, our friend who is big in heart if not in stature.

    And on their journey through the ever-changing seasons, join these two friends as they learn how to live in the moment, be at peace with uncertainty, and find the strength to overcome life's obstacles, together.

    Inspired by Buddhist philosophy and spirituality, James Norbury has captured in these whimsical characters the ideas that have helped him through his most difficult times.
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    'The two friends often find themselves lost but discover beautiful sights they never would have found if they had gone the right way. While the drawings have the charm of Winnie-the-Pooh, the captions have the depth of ancient proverbs' GUARDIAN

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  • Discover the hidden patterns in human society as you have never seen them before - through the world of data

    In Atlas of the Invisible, award-winning geographer-designer team James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti redefine what an atlas can be. Transforming enormous data sets into rich maps and cutting-edge vizualisations, they uncover truths about our past, reflect who we are today, and highlight what we face in the years ahead. With their joyfully inquisitive approach, Cheshire and Uberti explore happiness and anxiety levels around the globe; they trace the undersea cables and cell towers that connect us; they examine hidden scars of geopolitics; and illustrate how a warming planet affects everything from hurricanes to the hajj.

    Years in the making, Atlas of the Invisible invites readers to marvel at the promise and peril of data, and to revel in the secrets and contours of a newly visible world.

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  • IMAGINE SANDALS ON YOUR FEET, A SWORD IN YOUR HAND, HOT SUN BEATING DOWN ON YOUR BRONZE HELMET. ENTER THE WORLD OF STEPHEN FRY'S SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, HEROES

    'An odyssey through Greek mythology. Brilliant . . . all hail Stephen Fry' Daily Mail
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    Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes.

    In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales.

    Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera.

    Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.

    Order TROY now, Stephen Fry's bewitching retelling of the most legendary story ever told

    'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' Times

    'Assured and engaging. The pace is lively, the jokes are genuinely funny' Guardian

    'An Olympian feat. The gods seem to be smiling on Fry - his myths are definitely a hit' Evening Standard

    'Just as delightful and difficult to put down as the first. Heroes makes the stories relatable without skimping on the gory details, or sacrificing the truths of the myth. It's rich, it's funny and you'll feel like you've learned a lot' Herald

    Praise for Mythos:

    'Ebullient and funny' Times

    'Entertaining and edifying' Daily Telegraph

    'A rollicking good read' Independent

    'The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy' Guardian

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  • Looks at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions. Why is there more chance we'll believe something if it's in a bold type face? Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch? Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent? This book enables to you make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do.

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  • 'A necessary book for our times. But also just great fun' Saul Perlmutter, Nobel Laureate

    The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Start-up culture elevates hype to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act.

    Based on a popular course at the University of Washington, Calling Bullshit gives us the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. In this lively guide, biologist Carl Bergstrom and statistician Jevin West show that calling bullshit is crucial to a properly functioning social group, whether it be a circle of friends, a community of researchers, or the citizens of a nation. Through six rules of thumb, they help us recognize bullshit whenever and wherever we encounter it - even within ourselves - and explain it to a crystal-loving aunt or casually racist grandfather.

  • 'A Latin American James Dean or Jack Kerouac' Washington Post

    'It's true; Marxists just wanna have fun... a revolutionary bestseller' Guardian

    At the age of twenty-three, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado set out from their native Argentina to explore their continent, with only a single 1939 Norton motorcycle to carry them, nicknamed La Poderosa ('the powerful one').

    They travelled not to visit the usual tourist attractions, but to meet ordinary people and understand Latin American life. In amidst the tales of youthful adventures - of women, wine, thrilling escapes and the power of friendship - the young Che also learns first-hand about poverty, philosophy and philosophy and forms himself into the man who would become the world's most famous and admired revolutionary and freedom fighter.

    'For every comic escapade of the carefree roustabout there is an equally eye-opening moment in the development of the future revolutionary leader. By the end of the journey, a politicized Guevara has emerged to predict his own legendary future' Time

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  • Trio

    William Boyd

    'An elating read' Sunday Times

    A producer. A novelist. An actress.

    It is summer in 1968, the year of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. There are riots in Paris and the Vietnam War is out of control. While the world is reeling our three characters are involved in making a Swingin' Sixties movie in sunny Brighton.

    All are leading secret lives. Elfrida is drowning her writer's block in vodka; Talbot, coping with the daily dysfunction of making a film, is hiding something in a secret apartment; and the glamorous Anny is wondering why the CIA is suddenly so interested in her.

    But the show must go on and, as it does, the trio's private worlds begin to take over their public ones. Pressures build inexorably - someone's going to crack. Or maybe they all will.

    From one of Britain's best loved writers comes an exhilarating, tender novel that asks the vital questions: what makes life worth living? And what do you do if you find it isn't?
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    PRAISE FOR WILLIAM BOYD

    'The ultimate in immersive fiction . . . magnificent' Sunday Times

    'A finely judged performance: a deft and resonant alchemy of fact and fiction, of literary myth and imagination' Guardian on Love is Blind

    'William Boyd has probably written more classic books than any of his contemporaries' Daily Telegraph

    'Simply the best realistic storyteller of his generation' Sebastian Faulks

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  • NO.1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

    One of the most influential books of the 21st century

    *Fully revised and updated from cover to cover*

    Since the original publication of Nudge more than a decade ago, the word has entered the vocabulary of businesspeople, policy makers, engaged citizens and consumers everywhere. The book has given rise to hundreds of "nudge units" in governments around the world and countless groups of behavioural scientists in every part of the economy. It has taught us how to use thoughtful choice architecture to help us make better decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society.

    Now, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein have updated the book, making use of their experiences in and out of government over the past dozen years as well as an explosion of new research. This final edition offers a wealth of new insights, for both its avowed fans and newcomers, about a wide range of issues that we face in our daily lives -- health, personal finance, climate change, and "sludge" (paperwork and other nuisances we don't want, and that keep us from getting what we do want) -- all while honouring one of the cardinal rules of nudging: make it fun!

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  • In twenty short books, Penguin brings you the classics of the environmental movement.

    No One is Too Small to Make a Difference collects Greta Thunberg's history-making speeches, from addresses at climate rallies around the world audiences at the UN, the World Economic Forum, and the British Parliament.

    Over the past 75 years, a new canon has emerged. As life on Earth has become irrevocably altered by humans, visionary thinkers around the world have raised their voices to defend the planet, and affirm our place at the heart of its restoration. Their words have endured through the decades, becoming the classics of a movement. Together, these books show the richness of environmental thought, and point the way to a fairer, saner, greener world.

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  • Hot Money

    Naomi Klein

    In twenty short books, Penguin brings you the classics of the environmental movement.

    In Hot Money Naomi Klein lays out the evidence that deregulated capitalism is waging war on the climate, and shows that, in order to stop the damage, we must change everything we think about how our world is run.

    Over the past 75 years, a new canon has emerged. As life on Earth has become irrevocably altered by humans, visionary thinkers around the world have raised their voices to defend the planet, and affirm our place at the heart of its restoration. Their words have endured through the decades, becoming the classics of a movement. Together, these books show the richness of environmental thought, and point the way to a fairer, saner, greener world.

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  • Two of the UK's leading economists call for an end to extreme individualism as the engine of prosperity

    'provocative but thought-provoking and nuanced' Telegraph

    Throughout history, successful societies have created institutions which channel both competition and co-operation to achieve complex goals of general benefit. These institutions make the difference between societies that thrive and those paralyzed by discord, the difference between prosperous and poor economies. Such societies are pluralist but their pluralism is disciplined.

    Successful societies are also rare and fragile. We could not have built modernity without the exceptional competitive and co-operative instincts of humans, but in recent decades the balance between these instincts has become dangerously skewed: mutuality has been undermined by an extreme individualism which has weakened co-operation and polarized our politics.

    Collier and Kay show how a reaffirmation of the values of mutuality could refresh and restore politics, business and the environments in which people live. Politics could reverse the moves to extremism and tribalism; businesses could replace the greed that has degraded corporate culture; the communities and decaying places that are home to many could overcome despondency and again be prosperous and purposeful. As the world emerges from an unprecedented crisis we have the chance to examine society afresh and build a politics beyond individualism.

  • 'A revelation. Such a revolutionary literary discovery seems unlikely to be on offer again. It's that good' Sunday Times

    'A masterpiece of literary biography. Zenith has produced a work in some ways as astonishing as those of Pessoa himself' John Gray, New Statesman

    For many thousands of readers Fernando Pessoa's The Book of Disquiet is almost a way of life. Ironic, haunting and melancholy, this completely unclassifiable work is the masterpiece of one of the twentieth century's most enigmatic writers.

    Richard Zenith's Pessoa at last allows us to understand this extraordinary figure. Some eighty-five years after his premature death in Lisbon, where he left over 25,000 manuscript sheets in a wooden trunk, Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) can now be celebrated as one of the great modern poets. Setting the story of his life against the nationalistic currents of European history, Zenith charts the heights of Pessoa's explosive imagination and literary genius.

    Much of Pessoa's charm and strangeness came from his writing under a variety of names that he used not only to conceal his identity but also to write in wildly varied styles with different imagined personalities. Zenith traces the back stories of virtually all of these invented others, called 'heteronyms', demonstrating how they were projections, spin-offs or metamorphoses of Pessoa himself.

    Zenith's monumental work confirms the power of Pessoa's words to speak prophetically to the disconnectedness of modern life. It is also a wonderful book about Lisbon, the city which Pessoa reinvented and through which his different selves wandered.

    'Definitive and sublime' New York Times

    'Completely superb and magisterial. Finally, this extraordinary poet gets the great biography he deserves. Unsurpassable' William Boyd

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