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Set in the blistering heat of Singapore, THE MAID'S ROOM follows the lives of two Filipina maids - sisters Dolly and Tala who are working hard to send money back home, and British ex-pat Jules who has left her job as a midwife to move to Singapore with husband ... read more

The Maid's Room

Frankenstein meets The Shadow of the Wind in a Gothic thriller set in the diabolical city of fin-de-siecle Barcelona.Daniel Amat has left Spain and all that happened there behind him. Having just achieved a brilliant role in Ancient Languages at Oxford U... read more

The Secret of Vesalius

For over twenty years, people turned to A. A. Gill's columns every Sunday - for his fearlessness, his perception, and the laughter-and-tear-provoking one-liners - but mostly because he was the best. 'By miles the most brilliant journalist of our age', as L... read more

The Best of A.A. Gill

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Series:Lonely Planet Kids

It's time to peek inside the world's most famous museums. Welcome to Lonely Planet Kids' Incredible Cabinet of Wonders - the greatest little museum in the world! 12 collectors, from toy makers and monster hunters, to sailors and archaeologists... read more

The Incredible Cabinet of Wonders

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Series:Lonely Planet

Hemingway's Cuba, jazz in New Orleans, the Italian Renaissance: whether it's art, music, literature, cinema or TV, there's something for everyone in this follow-up to Wine Trails and Food Trails. In this comprehensive guide, you'll find ideas and itineraries for... read more

Culture Trails

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Series:The Infinite Monkey Cage

From the hosts of the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme comes this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels - a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousnes... read more

How To Build A Universe (The Infinite Monkey Cage)

Worldwide bestseller and master of the legal thriller John Grisham will keep you on the edge of your seat with his most suspenseful thriller yet.Praise for John Grisham:'A superb, instinctive storyteller' The Times'A giant of the thriller genre' Time Out'John G... read more

The Rooster Bar

Coming Un Stuck is a cookbook like no other. Carrying a strong message of hope about how time and good food can heal, it is also Sarah’s gift to all those struggling to come to terms with a shitty time in their lives. Think ‘food therapy’ for a... read more

Coming Unstuck

For most of us, the memory of the food that our mothers served us as children never leaves us, a comforting reminder of the maternal bond that resonates through our adult lives. It is these memories, so often treasured, that are the inspiration for My Mothe... read more

My Mother's Kitchen

A QUESTION OF TRUST is vintage Penny Vincenzi: rich with characters, life-changing decisions, love, desire and conflict. 'There are few things better in life than ...the latest novel by Penny Vincenzi' Daily Express 1950s London. Tom Knelston is charismatic... read more

A Question of Trust

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The first collection of short fiction from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex and The Marriage Plot. Jeffrey Eugenides's bestselling novels have shown that he is an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, sexual identity, ... read more

Fresh Complaint

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One mission... countless enemies.
Former mercenary Sonja Kurtz is hired by business tycoon Julianne Clyde-Smith to head an elite squad. Their aim: to take down Africa's top poaching kingpins and stop at nothing to save its endangered wildlife.
But as the b... read more

The Cull